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Peter Fischer: Teacher, Singer, Disc Golfer

(Courtesy of Peter Fischer)

Peter Fischer is the new Upper School Choral long-term substitute teacher. 

Fischer grew up in Georgia, near Atlanta, and was in a professional boy choir in Atlanta for nine years.

 “I started singing in the high chair,” he jokes.

Then, he went to a performing arts high school.

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This is his first time living in the D.C. area, although he’s visited a few times before. He’s also a big foodie and is excited to try some new restaurants in the area.“I’m viewing it as an adventure right now,” he said. 

Outside of singing and teaching, Fischer enjoys a variety of different activities, such as biking and disc golf. 

He has some ideas for the winter concert but is also wants to get to know the students and the WIS community first.

“I’m excited to see what community means here,” he said.  “I think community is what makes us human, and makes us successful, and gives us character.” 


What’s your favorite movie?

“This is sappy, but I’ve always loved “Sense and Sensibility”. The “Green Mile” sticks out as another one I like a lot.”

What’s your favorite TV show?

“Downton Abbey.”

What’s your favorite music genre?

“I’m obviously classically trained, so I follow a lot of classical music. I also like bluegrass and jazz.”

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

“Fish tacos.”

What’s your favorite thing to cook?

“I make a really good guacamole. I also like experimenting with salads.”

What’s your favorite cuisine?


Would you rather go on a vacation to Alaska or Hawaii?

“I would definitely choose Hawaii. For one because I’ve never been, and I prefer warm over cold. There’s lots to explore in Hawaii.”

If you had superhero powers, what would they be?

“It would be to play several instruments at the same time. Literally singing in harmony with yourself.”

What’s your favorite holiday?

“My family’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and always has been growing up, because it’s centered around food and there’s a lot of cooks in the family. And then Fourth of July, just because it’s in the summer.”

If you were the ruler of a country, what would the first law be?

“The first law would be to love each other”

If you had a boat, what would you name it?

“Anything But Normal. I am all about people presenting themselves as they are, not trying to fit into the group. It would be a place where people can discover who they are.”

If you had a one-minute ad slot during the Super Bowl, and you can’t sell it, what would you fill it with?

“For lack of a better answer, pictures of really adorable baby animals.”

By Isabella Duchovny

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