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August 2018

Meet new faculty : Rochelle Pearson and Michael Fischer

WCM is proud to announce that Michael Fischer, piano and Rochelle Pearson, traditional and Suzuki Upper Strings have joined the Conservatory’s faculty.   They both have openings in their studios for the fall semester starting September 4, 2018.  To discuss lessons for yourself or a family member  715-845-6279.

Mrs. Rochelle Pearson,  Faculty Teaching Artist


Ms. Pearson and her husband moved to central Wisconsin this summer from the Seattle area where she had a large studio of students.   She is a Certified Suzuki Violin Instructor and has been teaching privately for 30 years, both as a Suzki and Traditional teacher.   She holds a Masters in Music Viola  Performance from the University of Akron and has an extensive performing back ground. She played in the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, which toured S. America, Israel, and Europe, and performed at such venues as Avery Fisher Hall in New York City and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.   She has been named the Assistant Principal Violist for Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.   Her son Benjamin studies cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music.





Michael Fischer, Faculty Teaching Artist

Michael Fischer is well known to central Wisconsin as a  minister and a well accomplished pianist, an arranger for Bandstock, a musical director of the Wausau West Pop Show, an accompanist for numerous students and a WSMA Solo and Ensemble judicator as well as a clinician for the Conservatory’s Jazz Festival.    What most people most likely do not know is that Mike is he  holds a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music, one of the top piano colleges in the United States.   He also holds a bachelors in piano performance and pedagogy from Drake University.  recently he accepted a full time position at the Conservatory and will teach traditional piano, jazz piano and accompany the Conservatory choirs.     He has three grown children Geoffrey, Amanda and Lucas who have attended UWSP as music majors or music education majors.