B i o g r a p h y
Douglas Fisk (b. 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, Annie Rosen 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, 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, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Queens (NY) Council on the Arts.
Recent recognitions include a contribution to in the new vocal anthology: Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs anthology (baritone voice, volume 1), selection by the Locrian Chamber Players for performance of his work, selection into the Chicago Ensemble’s Discover America IX concert series, selection for performance through the 2nd annual One Ounce Opera: Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song call for scores, inclusion in the NewMusicShelf anthology for new art song (mezzo-soprano), and a New Works Grant from the Queens, NY Council on the Arts.
A committed educator, he has taught music theory classes at Yale University and the Educational Center for the Arts. He maintains an active piano studio.