Organization: Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Instrument / Position: 2nd Bassoon
Bio: Douglas Fisher joined the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as Second Bassoon in September, 1984 after receiving his Bachelor of Music with Distinction and the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. During his final two years at Eastman, he was a per service member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under David Zinman and spent summers performing with the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina and Italy, the Colorado Philharmonic, and the Heidelberg Castle Festival in Germany. He was also a finalist in the 1985 Gillet Competition of the International Double Reed Society. His principal teacher was K. David Van Hoesen and he also studied with Bernard Garfield and Christopher Weait. In 1992 Doug was one of the first musicians to serve on the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees and since 1996 has served as President of the Central Ohio Federation of Musicians, Local 103, AFM.