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Tammy Fisher

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Tammy Fisher

Associate Professor


Specialty area(s)

Marching and Symphonic Bands, Instrumental Music Education, Conducting, Percussion Studies

Brief biography

Dr. Tammy Fisher is the Director of the Screaming Eagles Marching Band and Percussion Studies at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. In addition to directing the Screaming Eagles Marching Band and Symphonic Band, she teaches courses in instrumental music education, percussion pedagogy, and conducting.

Fisher has served as principal timpanist in the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra since October 2001.  She has appeared as a percussion soloist with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Concert Band, Westby Community band and several high schools across Wisconsin and Minnesota.  She is a member of the Grumpy Old Men big band jazz band as well as the Too Darn Hot and 7 Rivers Jazz bands.  

Current courses at UWL

Screaming Eagles Marching Band

UWL Symphonic Band

Basic Conducting

Applied Percussion Lessons

Percussion Ensemble/Drum Ensemble

Student Teacher Supervision

Percussion Techniques and Pedagogy

Marching Band Techniques

MUS110 - Music Listening Experience


Ph.D. Music Education      Aug 2004

The University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Dissertation: “A Survey of Undergraduate Percussion Curricula at Selected 4-Year Colleges and Universities”

            Minors:  Research Methodology, Instrumental Conducting, and Educational Leadership


Master of Music, Music Education        December 1995

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 


Bachelor of Science, Music Education        May 1985

Bachelor of Music, Music Marketing

Clarion University of Pennsylvania




Justin Davis and Tammy Fisher, both Music, sponsored and transported eight UWL band members to participate in the 2020 National Band Association-WI Intercollegiate Band at this year's conference in Oshkosh. These eight students were selected on merit to perform with peers from around the state and is the largest contingent from UWL to attend in ten years.

Submitted on: Jan. 28, 2020