Grammy Nominated Teacher, Dr. Chris Fisher-Lochhead
Music Programs at Hoosac High School
Chris Fisher-Lochhead is a composer/performer who recently relocated to upstate New York from Chicago. He has taught at Northwestern University, the Merit School of Music, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. As a composer and arranger he has worked with major institutions across the US, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, Field Museum, Third Coast Percussion, and many more. As a performer, he specializes in string instruments and embraces both classical and improvised traditions.
He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Northwestern University. As a teacher, he believes that music education is a vital part of any high school curriculum. Beyond being an area for individual achievement, music promotes community and can shed light on other academic pursuits.
At Hoosac, students have the opportunity to work 1-on-1 with Dr. Fisher-Lochhead, who was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2017. Besides learning how to sing, read, write and play different instruments, many students are even given the opportunity to record their own songs in a local recording studio.