Dr. Tim Fischer has participated as an active member in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and the coastal southeast performance communities as a solo artist, bandleader, sideman, and concert organizer. He performs both traditional and modern styles of jazz, as well as contemporary classical and popular music. He also serves as an arranger and composer in a variety of ensemble settings. As a bandleader, he has organized national and international tours, and performed in multiple festivals and concert series. He has recorded as a sideman and, as a leader, has released two albums of original compositions and arrangements.
Tim is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Coastal Carolina University, where he serves as the coordinator of the Jazz and Commercial Music undergraduate program, as well as an instructor and co-administrator of a newly launched Masters of Music Technology degree. He is the co-author of the book Jazz Guitar Duets (Mel Bay Publications), which is currently used in university guitar studios around the country to help students develop stronger sight-reading and improvisation skills. He is active in research, and has presented lectures at colleges, conferences, and music societies throughout the United States.