Senior Lecturer (Voice), Area Head of Voice
Jeanne Fischer (Senior Lecturer) received her BA in Music and English from UNC-Chapel Hill. She continued her studies in the United Kingdom on a British Marshall Scholarship, completing an MM and Artist’s Diploma at London’s Royal Academy of Music. She received her DMA from the University of Maryland on a graduate fellowship. She teaches studio voice and French and Italian diction.
Dr. Fischer has performed as a soloist throughout the US and the United Kingdom, with groups such as the Smithsonian Chamber Players, The Bach Sinfonia, Ensemble Courant, the Washington Bach Consort, Princeton’s Dryden Ensemble, and the University of Maryland Symphony. Her recordings include Bach’s Lutheran Masses with the Rochester-based early music ensemble, The Publick Musick, and the Magnolia Baroque Festival radio broadcasts of Moravian solo anthems. In the UK, she was selected to perform in the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Outstanding Young Artists’ Series, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and the Dartington International Festival. She is the recipient of several vocal prizes and awards, including First Place in the Voce Young Soloists Competition, the Royal Academy of Music’s Ethel Bilsland Award, and the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM).
Prior to coming to UNC in 2006, Dr. Fischer taught voice at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. She has also served on the faculties of Oberlin’s summer Baroque Performance Institute, and the Magnolia Baroque Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Phi Beta Kappa, and Early Music America.
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