James Fischer


MAJOR: Digital Film Production

HOMETOWN: Massapequa, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Acoustic guitar. When I was a kid, on special occasions and holidays, my uncles and cousins would jam all night long, so I always wanted to join them. 

What are you involved with musically?

 I’ve been involved in the Blackbox Theatre in the musical “The Dark I Know,” a couple Miami Theatre Productions and I’m currently in “The Producers.” I’m also involved in Male Call.

Who have you been listening to lately?

Lately I have been listening to the Woodstock Radio Station, since I just recently began interning there. The station turned me on to a lot of bands like The Lone Bellow, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gary Clark Jr.

 What’s your plan for the future?

I feel that music and film go very much hand -in-hand, so I hope to pursue my passions of music and film as a director and editor. I also hope to continue pursuing my love of performing in musicals. 

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

My best advice for aspiring musicians would be cultivate your weirdness, and really own your own unique style. The only way to bring something new to the table is to accept that you truly have something new to offer, and then own it.