Associate Director of Wind Studies
Professor of Music
Conductor of the Symphonic Band
Department(s)Conducting and Ensembles
Contact InformationMurchison Performing Arts Ctr 110
Dennis Fisher is the Conductor of the Symphonic Band, Associate Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas, and Professor of Music in Conducting and Ensembles
Fisher has a wide variety of experience and expertise as a conductor, arranger, clinician, educator, and consultant. Mr. Fisher is very active as an arranger for all wind mediums, including symphonic band, marching band and chamber music. Also, he frequently serves as a clinician, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States along with international appearances in Thailand, Japan, Great Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, Greece, and Russia. He recently served as guest conductor of the Southeast Asian Youth Wind Ensemble in Bangkok, Thailand and as Judge for the All Asian Symphonic Band Competition. In addition, Fisher currently serves as principal guest conductor of the Volga Band, Professional Wind Orchestra in Saratov, Russia.
Mr. Fisher has recorded extensively on the Mark, Klavier, and G.I.A. labels with the University of North Texas Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony. He is Co-Author of Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band, Volume 2. He also is recording and editing producer of the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series compact disc recordings, and editor of the Master Conductor DVD series, published and distributed by G.I.A. Publications.
Mr. Fisher holds professional memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has been honored by being elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and with invited membership in Phi Beta Mu National Band Fraternity. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and is Past-President of the Southwest Division of the College Band Directors National Association.
Mr. Fisher has been awarded the Gagarin Medal of Honor from the Society of Cosmonauts of the Russian Federal Space Agency. Other honors include twice being named “Top Prof” by the Mortarboard Society at U.N.T., and recipient of the University of North Texas Community Award.