Northern Arizona University
Abby Fisher is a percussionist and educator, focused on performing and supporting continued growth of new music, with expertise in contemporary and classical percussion. National and international performances include: Stony Brook University's TEDx, Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium, New Music Gathering, Big Ears Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and One World Trade Center. Abby is a co-founder of the percussion duo Fisher/Lau Project with Matthew Lau, and she is regularly collaborating with composers and musicians on new works. Abby is a dedicated educator and is the Assistant Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies at Northern Arizona University. She previously taught at University of Tennessee Knoxville and Pellissippi State Community College. Abby currently serves on the Percussive Arts Society: New Music/ Research Committee. She is supported by Marimba One, Black Swamp Percussion, and Vic Firth.
One of my favorite performance was a Tedx presentation/ performance of 'All Your Thens for Now' by Lawton Hall (for vibraphone, speaking voice, and camera) at Stony Brook University. I felt so connected to the audience through their reactions throughout the performance. In that moment, I felt that I was fully expressing my artistic vision of the piece.
Collaborating with inspiring artists- working together towards an artistic goal!
My go-to mallets on marimba are the Van Sice mallets and the contemporary collection for vibraphone. These mallets consistently help me to express the articulations and timbres required.
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