Ms. Susan J. Fischer has been an active composer and established piano and theory teacher in New York and Canada for over 30 years. Several of her choral and chamber pieces have been commissioned for various theatrical or concert programs in the United States and Canada. In 1997, Ms. Fischer completed her Masters in Composition and Musicology at New York University, Steinhardt School of Music and Performing Arts Professions, where she studied with renowned American composer Dr. Justin Dello Joio.
Originally from London, Canada, Ms. Fischer holds an Associate of Music (A.Mus.) diploma, certifying her to teach music in conjunction with the Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada. This involves preparing students for all conservatory levels of piano practical, theoretical and music history examinations. While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in London Canada, Ms. Fischer studied piano performance and literature with Dr. Damjana Bratuz. Ms. Fischer began writing music seriously during her graduate studies in 20th century composition at Concordia University in Montreal and further study brought her to Ithaca College, New York, where she did graduate work in music education. Professional Experience Susan J Fischer Music Concordia University in Montreal and further study brought her to Ithaca College, New York, where she did graduate work in music education.
As a composer, Ms. Fischer is a member of the New York Composers Circle NYCC (www.newyorkcomposerscircle.org) through which several of her compositions have been performed at concerts for new music in New York City. Most recently, Ms. Fischer’s world premier of Twilight for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Vibraphone was performed at an NYCC concert at Saint Peter’s Citigroup Center in New York City on April 18th, 2017. On April 2nd, 2017, Ms. Fischer’s Intermezzo for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano was performed by the Poné Ensemble in New Paltz, New York. In 2016, Ms. Fischer’s string quartet Notturno was premiered at another NYCC Concert at the Citigroup Center in New York.
In the summer of 2015, Ms. Fischer’s Romanza for Violin, Cello and Piano was performed with choreography in Rome, Italy. This new music concert was produced by Università di Roma Tor Vergata, in collaboration with Conservatorio Santa Cecilia and the University of California (Irvine) in the USA. Earlier in March of 2015, Ms. Fischer’s song setting of a poem by renowned American poet J.D. McClatchy, What is Going, What is Coming for Mezzo-Soprano, Piano and SATB ensemble was premiered at an NYCC concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City.