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Ray Fisher - Principal Bass

Ray Fisher was born in Gladewater, Texas and grew up in Baytown, Texas. He received his B.A. in Mathematics in 1972 and his J.D. in 1977 from the University of Texas at Austin. When he is not performing on bass, he practices law in Austin. Ray studied double bass with Keith Robinson, Stuart Sankey, Steven Zlomke, and David Neubert.

He performs in many musical genres including: symphonic, opera, ballet, chamber, musical theatre, jazz, bluegrass, klezmer, and country/Americana. He is a member of the Four Fights Per Pint bluegrass band, the Yiddish Cowboys klezmer band, and Play It Again Jazz.  In addition to the Mid-Texas Symphony, he performs regularly with other orchestras throughout central and south Texas. He teaches double bass and electric bass guitar in his home studio.