Grammy Nominated Musician Helps Grow Robust Hoosac Music Department

Chris Fisher-Lochhead is an RPI professor, composer and performer who spent two years helping develop Hoosac's robust music department with the assistance of Mr. Daft and Mr. Uhl. 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 an instructor, 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.

Dr. Fisher-Lochhead was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2017.