Russell Fisher is a percussionist, educator and composer. As an emerging voice in the contemporary music landscape, Russell has commissioned new works for many mediums. In education, Fisher teaches Percussion and Music History at the University of Bridgeport. Fisher has taught studio percussion at Yale College and has been a teaching assistant in Musicianship and Analysis, and Music History, at the Yale School of Music since 2019. As an active teaching artist in the northeast, Fisher has worked in the New Haven Public Schools, Queensbury Public Schools, Yellow Barn “Music Haul,” Margret Brown Elementary School in Baltimore, and Celia Cruz High School in the Bronx among others.
Russell has earned a Master of Musical Arts Degree from the Yale School of Music, a Master of Music Degree from the Peabody Institute at the John’s Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music Degree from New York University. Currently, he is a Doctoral Candidate at the Yale School of Music where he serves as a teaching assistant in both Musicianship and Percussion.