Performing Arts Instructors
Ohio University performing arts faculty have been employing creative solutions and state-of-the-art technology to continue to instruct their performing arts students. Pictured here is the Yamaha Disklavier Professor Christopher Fisher and his wife and fellow piano instructor Katherine Fisher were given for six months by Yamaha — the unique technology allows the Fishers to observe their student’s performances on the piano as though the student is actually playing the piano physically. (Submitted by Christopher Fisher)

‘If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Doesn’t Change You’: Speaking to OU Performance Professors

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While many educators may be able to interact with their students remotely with relative ease, utilizing video chat services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, providing guidance for students in the performing arts has poised an especially difficult problem for performing arts faculty at Ohio University. One that has, in turn, led to equally creative educational solutions.

I spoke with Professor Christopher Fisher, Chair for Ohio University’s School of Music’s Keyboard Division, (as well as the new Director of the School of Music starting July 1, 2020) and Professor Bradley Naylor, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Conducting at Ohio University’s School of Music about how they are honoring their responsibilities to their choir students during this difficult time in the feature embedded above.