Los Angeles native Margaret Shin Fischer is an active freelancer in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex who has appeared as flutist and piccoloist with the Dallas Symphony and Fort Worth Symphony, and as guest principal flute with the Dallas Chamber Symphony and Dallas Wind Symphony. She is a regular member of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (since 2006) and the Allen Philharmonic (since 2012), and a former member of the Midland-Odessa and Lansing Symphony Orchestras.
Dr. Fischer was the first place winner of the inaugural Ervin Monroe Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Southeast Michigan Flute Association in 2009, and also took top prizes at the 2006 Michigan State University Honors Competition, 2003 Texas Music Teachers Association Instrumental Solo Competition and the 2002 Sigma Alpha Iota Competition at the Chautauqua Institution, where she was featured with the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra in a performance of the Ballade by Frank Martin the following year. She has also been a prizewinner in the National Flute Association's Orchestral/Masterclass Competition and was a three-time recipient of a Los Angeles Philharmonic Fellowship for Excellence in Diversity for Orchestral Performance.
Dr. Fischer received her bachelor's degree in flute performance from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Jim Walker, her master's degree from the University of North Texas under Terri Sundberg where she received a Toulouse Fellowship, and her doctorate from Michigan State University under Richard Sherman, where she was the recipient of the prestigious Cobb Fellowship. She maintains a private studio in Plano and Frisco.