Gerald Fischbach, DMA
PROFESSOR, VIOLIN, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, SCHOOL OF MUSIC, DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES
He has appeared to high critical acclaim as violin soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, Russia, China, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand. He has recorded for CRI and Archive.
As a teacher, Dr. Fischbach has distinguished himself working with students of all ages, and has established an outstanding professional rapport with private studio teachers and school music educators. His private students are winners of numerous prestigious awards and competitions.
Dr. Fischbach is one of the world's most respected string pedagogues. His articles and columns frequently appear in professional journals in this country and abroad. His method books (Artistry in Strings, Viva Vibrato!, etc.), instructional videos (Vibrato, etc.) and arrangements are popular worldwide. He is in great demand around the globe as workshop presenter, adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor.
For 33 years, Dr. Fischbach directed the renowned International Workshops, a summer music and art seminar held each year in a different corner of the globe. He was the founder of the Civic Symphony of Webster Groves and the St. Louis Youth Symphony. He has served as President of the American String Teachers Association Strings Program and Chair for the national conventions of Music Teachers National Association. He was a founding member of the MTNA Pedagogy Committee, and is on the Advisory Board of the MTNA Foundation.
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.M., University of Illinois; D.M.A., University of Iowa