D.M.A., Boston University, College of Fine Arts, (Music Education), 1997
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music (Piano), 1981
B.M., New England Conservatory of Music (Piano), 1979
Certificate in Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2015
Certified Music Instructor, Pre K-9 (MA), 1990-present
20th Annual Vincent J. Mara Award for Excellence in Teaching, FSU Alumni Association, 2010
Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellowship, 2006
Fitchburg State University Creative Activity Award for Piano Recitals at FSU, 2006
Ruth Butler Grant for Piano CD, 2006
Teacher of the Year Award, FSU Student Government Association, 1996
Women in Music
Critical and Creative Thinking in Music
Contemporary Issues in the Humanities
Piano Instruction (children through adults)
Mentorship (new department chairs and new faculty)
Performance of Four-Handed Literature by Women Composers
Performer and Collaborator for Women in the Arts at Fitchburg State University (2015-present)
ALFA (Adult Learners in the Fitchburg Area) Instructor (2004-present)
Community Music Lesson Program piano instructor (2015-present)
Paper Presentations (Select List)
Fiske, J. (2021). "Critical and Creative Thinking-in-Action; Playing the Piano.” 41st Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking, 2021 Virtual Conference.
Fiske, J. (2019). "Teach Students Critical Thinking Skills through Musical Form." Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society. Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal.
Fiske, J. (2018). "Teach Critical and Creative Thinking Skills by Playing an Instrument." Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society. Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Fiske, J. (2009). "Contemporary Issues in the Humanities." International Conference on the Arts in Society, Palazzo Cavalli, Franchetti, Venice, Italy.
Fiske, J. (2006). "Arts Education for the Twentieth-First Century: Engagement through Interdisciplinary Experience." International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fiske, J. (2003). "Practical Guide to Mentoring for the Department Chair." 20th Annual Academic Chairperson Conference. Orlando, FL.
Fiske, J. (2002). "Art of Successful Mentoring." College Music Society, Berklee College, Boston, MA.
Fiske, J. (2001). "A Woman's Career in Music." 6th Festival of Women Composers, Indiana University, Indiana, PA.
Fiske, J. (1998). "Profile of Women Music Educators in Higher Education" (Doctoral Dissertation). All-State Conference, Danvers, MA.
Concerts - Solo (Select List)
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
1794 House Concert Series, New Salem, MA
Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA
Wesley United Methodist Church, Worcester, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Numerous museums, schools, and libraries throughout the US
Concerts - With Orchestra (Select List)
Indian Hill Symphony Orchestra
Thayer Symphony Orchestra
Salem Philharmonic Orchestra
Greater Marlboro Symphony Orchestra
CD Recording of Piano Works - Villa-Lobos, Chopin, Debussy (Proceeds benefit Patterson Music Scholarship), 2006
CD Recording of Piano Works - Scarlatti, Schumann, Brahms, C. Schumann, Messiaen, Debussy (Proceeds benefit Patterson Music Scholarship), 2004
MMTA - Massachusetts Music Teachers Association
MTNA - Music Teachers National Association
National Guild of Piano Teachers
CMS - College Music Society
MTA - Massachusetts Teachers Association