Blair Fisher is currently on faculty at Douglas College, in New Westminster, BC, where he teaches trumpet and directs the Concert and Jazz Bands. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria and a Master of Music from the University of Miami, both in trumpet performance.
Equally at home in both the classical and jazz idioms, Mr. Fisher has performed, taught and adjudicated a wide range of musical styles. His classical performances have included work with the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and the Opera Orchestras of Miami, Edmonton and Vancouver, along with solo recitals and as leader of the "Just Brass" quintet.
Under Mr. Fisher's direction, the Douglas College instrumental ensembles have gained a far-ranging reputation for excellence. The Concert Band has earned top rankings at many music festivals, including MusicFest Canada. Mr. Fisher also plays with and directs The Night Band, a community/student jazz ensemble that has gained international recognition. In addition to its many recordings, which have received enthusiastic reviews and national air play, the Night Band has been a featured performer at numerous music festivals throughout Canada and the U.S., including an appearance at the 1995 International Association of Jazz Educators conference in Anaheim.
In 1994 Mr. Fisher spent three months in Asia, where he gave master classes, taught trumpet and coached ensembles at two of China's leading music schools-the Shanghai Conservatory and the Central Conservatory in Beijing.