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. Abby currently serves on the Percussive Arts Society: New Music/ Research Committee, and co-hosted the 2022 New Music/Research Day at PASIC.
I am inspired by the amazing musicians I collaborate with, my students, my mentors, and those who have led the way forward in our percussion community.
1. Count! 2. Keep all of your plates spinning 3. Keep things in perspective
My favorite Zildjian product are crotales. I use them in my professional playing (chamber and orchestral), and my NAU percussion students use Zildjian cymbals and crotales in large ensembles and percussion ensemble.
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