Lou Fischer | Capital University


  • Lou Fischer, D.A.

    Professor of Music


    Conservatory Complex
    Room 212

    (614) 236-6285

    • Biography

      As a Yamaha performing artist, playing the Silent Bass exclusively, Dr. Lou Fischer has been actively performing since he was 12 years old. He has performed on more than 2,000 commercials and in more than 50 Broadway shows, including touring worldwide with The Crusaders, Airto, Charlie Byrd, Bill Watrous, Red Rodney, Rich Matteson, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Emmy Lou Harris, and the orchestras of Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Les Hopper, Tex Beneke, and Jimmy Dorsey, among many others. He has performed on more than 200 recordings and has four big band album releases under his own name as band leader. A music publisher for 13 years, Fischer now publishes his compositions with eJazzLines.

      Fischer is professor of music, jazz activities coordinator and jazz ensemble director at Capital. He teaches American Pop/Jazz Theory and Jazz Arranging, and he directs the Fusion Band and the award-winning Big Band. He is one of the two co-founders, Immediate Past President, Conference Coordinator and Operations Administrator of the Jazz Education Network.

    • Teaches

      American Pop/Jazz Theory
      Jazz Arranging
      Big Band
      conFUSION Band

    • Degrees

      Doctor of Arts in Bass Performance, Ball State University
      Master of Arts in Composition, University of Denver
      Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, University of Denver