Dr. Lachlan Fife

Teacher/Mentor

D.M.A.

Education

Dr. Lachlan Fife holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in music composition from the Boston Conservatory and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. His music education began at 4 years old when he was recognized as being able to play anything he heard by ear on nearly any instrument. Over the years Lachlan Fife has learned to play several instruments and is fluent in several genres of music, including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Musicals, Country, and Devotional Music.

Experience

Dr. Fife is a devoted pedagogue and musician with over 20 years’ experience in music education. Early in his music career, he was as a recording engineer and music producer in Seattle, Washington during the 1990’s music scene. He holds diplomas in Audio Engineering, MIDI Technology, and Sound Design from Shoreline College in Seattle, Washington. In the early 2000’s he worked on Broadway in Boston’s Theater district as a sound Engineer for shows such as Chicago, Sunday in the Park with George, and West Side Story. His first international recognition came in 2005 for his compositional work ‘Medley Tipico,” commissioned by the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic. In the same year he won the Roger Session’s Memorial Award in Composition. Following that year, he was invited to study at the famed Fontainebleau Conservatoire de Musique, in France. He is a student of Osvaldo Golijov, Larry Thomas Bell, Donald Grantham, and Russell Pinkston.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Lachlan enjoys spending his time with his wife and 18-year-old son.
  • Favorite music to listen to is film soundtracks.
  • Lachlan played organ in a popular ska band named Code 26 in the 1990’s who toured and opened for bands such as the Cherry Poppin Daddies, Real Big Fish, and the Skeletones.
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