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Violinist Dr. Rachael Fischer to Present an Evening of Chamber Music at YHC

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Author: Molly Blaschke
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310,

Violinist Rachael Fischer to Present an Evening of Chamber Music at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Violinist Rachael Fischer, D.M.A, will present an evening of 19th and 20th century chamber music for violin and piano on Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Fischer began playing the violin at age four and continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician. She earned her bachelor of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Georgia (UGA) and her master of music degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Dr. Fischer has completed extensive training sessions with the St. Lawrence and Julliard string quartets.
She has been invited to perform for regional, national and international events across the Southeast. Her recent concert appearances include chamber music performances with clarinetist Jon Manasse, the Aspen String Trio and the UGA string faculty. 

Dr. Fischer has performed in several master classes with renowned violinists such as Brian Lewis and Stanley Ritchie. She won the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association Concerto Competition in 2000 and the UGA Concerto Competition in 2004.

She currently teaches at Georgia Gwinnett College, Piedmont College and UGA’s Community Music School, and serves as vice president for the Suzuki Association of Georgia.

For more information about the event, call the YHC Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit


Dr. Rachael Fischer.