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About Josie Fisher
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Huntington, WV
Education: I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (Music Education Pre-K to Adult) from Marshall University in 2017. In 2019, I earned a Masters of Arts in Trumpet Performance from Marshall University. My certifications include the Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), Music Content Knowledge Praxis, and the PLT: Grades (7-12). I also hold a WV Professional Teaching Certificate in Music (PK-AD).
Performance Experience: MU Marching/Pep Band 2013-2017; MU Symphonic Band 2013-2018-Principal 2015, 2017, 2018; MU Wind Symphony 2015-2019-Principal 2018-2019; MU Orchestra 2017-2019-Principal 2018, 2019; MU Jazz I Ensemble 2015-2019-Lead 2016;2018-2019; MU Jazz Combo 2018-2019; Guys & Dolls with MU Theatre 2017; The Full Monty with Charleston Light Opera Guild 2018; Annie and The Wizard of Oz with Grace Christian School 2018-2019; The Little Mermaid with H.A.R.T. 2019; Jewel City Jazz Orchestra-Split Lead 2018-Present
Teaching Experience: Cabell County Schools • Substitute Teacher 2019-Present Marshall University Graduate Teaching Assistant • Class Piano (2 semesters) 2018-2019 • Music and Society (1 semester) 2019 Band Camps • Low Brass Instructor-Marietta High School 2016 • Trumpet Instructor-Lincoln High School 2017-2019 • Trumpet Instructor-Spring Valley High School 2017-2019
Teaching Philosophy: My philosophy for trumpet is based on the teachings of Bill Adam. This focuses on developing a player's individual sound through modeling, rather than focusing on the mechanical aspects of playing. We achieve this by vividly imagining our sound, and studying the work of current and past "greats". From this, we arrive at "our own" signature concept of sound that is well-defined. We try to achieve this whenever our horn is on our face. You must "pay you dues," and allow the process to happen.
Get to know Josie Fisher
Josie Fisher is a musician from the small town of Point Pleasant, WV. Josie holds a Master of Arts in Music Performance with an emphasis in trumpet as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Both of Josie's degrees were earned at Marshall University where she studied under Dr. Martin Saunders and Jeff Wolfe. Josie's primary instrument is trumpet, but she also enjoys to sing and play piano, guitar, and ukulele. During her time at Marshall University, Josie has been apart of various ensembles including the Jazz I Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Thunder, Pep Band, Chamber Choir, University Chorus and various jazz combos. Outside of Marshall University, Josie is a member of Huntington West Virginia's Jewel City Jazz Orchestra, and a music scholar at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church. Josie is currently a substitute teacher for Cabell County Schools in Huntington, WV. In conjunction with teaching, Josie would like to continue performing.