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Jocelyn Fisher

Jocelyn Fisher Head ShotJocelyn Fisher is an Instructor of Music in the Belmont University School of Music. Ms. Fisher has taught applied voice courses at Belmont since 1998. She received her Master of Arts in Vocal Performance from Middle Tennessee State University, a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The University of Tennessee, with post-graduate work toward Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Ohio State University. She has been on the voice faculties of Kenyon College, Otterbein College, and Middle Tennessee State University. Her teaching and singing encompass a variety of styles including classical, musical theatre, jazz, folk, and pop.

Winner of the Opera Columbus vocal competition, Ms. Fisher was also a national winner of the recitalist's competition sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, (NATSAA). In concert, Ms. Fisher has performed with the Orchestra of Santa Fe (Messiah and Lloyd Webber's Requiem), Indianapolis Summer Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, and Dallas Symphony. She made her European debut with the Graz (Austria) Festival Orchestra with conductor Julius Rudel.

Recognized for her ‘consummate acting’ (Opera News) and voice with a ‘distinctive crystal sheen’ (Neue Zeitung, Austria), Ms Fisher’s opera  engagements include the companies of Opera Columbus, Fort Worth, Dayton, Lyric Opera of Dallas, Columbus Light Opera, and Starlight Musicals of Indianapolis. A long-time favorite at Opera Columbus, she has appeared as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Frasquita in Carmen, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, and Marzelline in Fidelio. Highly acclaimed for her portrayal of operetta heroines, Ms. Fisher has sung and danced her way through the roles of Kathie in The Student Prince, Margot in The Desert Song, Marsinah in Kismet, Valencienne and the title role in The Merry Widow, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd, as well as the romantic lead in numerous productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado, Pirates, Pinafore, Ruddigore, Yeomen, and Gondoliers.