A native of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, Brent Fisher earned his Bachelor of Science degree in music education (choral emphasis) from Penn State University–University Park and Master of Music degrees in music education and choral conducting from Florida State University–Tallahassee, where he studied with André Thomas and Judy Bowers. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Brent taught for ten years in the Cumberland Valley School District, where he supervised the secondary choral and musical theatre programs of over 400 students and was the Choral Content Repertoire Chair for the State of Pennsylvania. He has served as a guest conductor and clinician for honor choirs and conferences in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio.
An accomplished flutist, Fisher also earned a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from Penn State, where he studied with Eleanor Armstrong. While living in Pennsylvania, Fisher was the piccoloist with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra from 2008–2017. He has been a guest soloist for various high school and community wind ensembles throughout Pennsylvania and is an active woodwind “doubler” in musical theatre pit orchestras.
Currently, as a PhD Candidate in Music Education at Ohio State, Fisher’s teaching duties include choral methods courses, voice pedagogy, vocal health, and supervision of student teachers. His qualitative research interests lie in LGBT choral ensembles and the vocal health of transitioning transgender individuals.