Faculty Biographies

Dr. Alexander Fisher, B.M. (Northwestern),
M.A. (Indiana), M.A., Ph.D. (Harv.)
Associate Professor, Early Music & Musicology
Area of expertise
: Renaissance and Baroque Studies
Director, Early Music Ensembles

Office: 604.822.3524, Room 407
Email: alex.fisher@ubc.ca
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alexanderjohnfisher/

Alex Fisher was appointed to the U.B.C. faculty in 2002, and holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.M. 1992), Indiana University(M.A. 1995), and Harvard University. His interests include German music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, ritual contexts for sacred music in the early modern era, and aspects of music and religious identity in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.

His work, which ranges from sixteenth-century studies to the present day, has been published in the Journal of Musicology, the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, and elsewhere, and he has presented research at conferences of the American Musicological Society, Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, American Historical Association, Renaissance Society of America, and other organizations. His book Music and Religious Identity in Counter-Reformation Augsburg, 1580-1630 appeared from Ashgate Press in 2004. A specialist in early wind instruments, he has performed as a wind player and vocalist in various early music ensembles and works with the UBC Early Music Ensemble.

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