Catherine Fischer earned a degree in violin and voice performance at The College of Wooster, OH. However, since moving to Minnesota in 1985, she has found her musical heart in the role of collaborative pianist. An active accompanist in the Twin Cities, she has worked with musicians from area high schools and colleges as well as singers of opera and art song. She served for two decades as the accompanist for the Minnetonka Choral Society, has performed for Thursday Musicale in the Twin Cities, and is currently a member of Friday Club, a group of area musicians performing for each other monthly. Catherine also co-founded the Minnetonka High School Arts Council, the Northern Pines Music Festival, and served as Music Director for the University of Michigan All-State High School Musical Theater Workshop, Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI. Catherine is a member of the Minnesota Commissioning Club, a small group of friends dedicated to the commissioning of new music. Recently, Catherine has been involved in Nicollet Square in Minneapolis, a collaborative project sponsored by the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative providing housing for Twin Cities homeless youth. In addition, she has served on numerous advisory boards, including the Dale Warland Singers, the School of Music at the University of Minnesota, and currently the Center for Youth and Families at the University of Minnesota Extension.