B i o g r a p h y
Douglas Fisk (b. 1976, Bryn Mawr, PA) is a composer and pianist based in New York. His music has been presented in concerts by artists including conductor Darrell Ang, members of the New York New Music Ensemble; percussionists Gwendolyn Dease, Ayano Kataoka, and Ian David Rosenbaum; vocalists Malcolm Merriweather, Vince B. Vincent, Ryan Cox, and Megan Ihnen; flutists Daniel Alexander, Gina Izzo, and Conor Nelson; violinists Ye-jin Han and Calvin Wiersma; bassist Eleonore Oppenheim; Sospiro Winds, Washington Square Winds, and Immer Neu.
He was an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2020, where we worked with Jennifer Higdon. He has attended the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, the June in Buffalo festival, the European American Musical Alliance program in Paris, France, and been in residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts.
He has received grants/commissions from Michigan State University, the Urbana, Illinois Public Arts Commission, and the Queens (NY) Council on the Arts.
Recent recognitions include inclusion in the forthcoming Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs anthology, selection by the Locrian Chamber Players for performance of his work during the 2020 concert season, selection into the Chicago Ensemble’s Discover America IX concert series, selection, performance by the One Ounce Opera: Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song concert, inclusion in the NewMusicShelf anthology for new art song (mezzo-soprano), and a 2019 New Works Grant from the Queens, NY Council on the Arts.
A committed educator, he has taught music theory classes at Yale University, the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, and the Long Island Conservatory of Music. He maintains an active piano studio at the Long Island Conservatory.