Mason City, Iowa native Mark Fisher is the assistant principal trombonist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and serves the Santa Fe Opera as principal trombonist.
Fisher has performed with virtually every major ensemble in Chicago and as a substitute with many of the nation’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony.
An accomplished euphoniumist, he is a past prize winner of numerous international solo competitions, and his solo CD Eufish continues to meet with worldwide acclaim.
Head of the trombone department at DePaul University, Fisher has presented recitals and masterclasses throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan. He has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, Roosevelt University, Northern Illinois University and the Banff International Festival.
He is an honors graduate of both the University of Northern Iowa and the New England Conservatory of Music.