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Irwin Fisch

Music Associate Professor of Film Scoring

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Irwin Fisch is an Emmy-nominated arranger, composer and performer who creates music for media and live performance.

He has scored numerous television movies and miniseries, and composed hundreds of scores and songs for advertising. His arrangements have been heard by millions on the Kennedy Center Honors, the Tony Awards and the Super Bowl, on stage behind Bette Midler, Beyonce and Barbra Streisand, on Grammy-nominated recordings, and in Tony-nominated Broadway musicals. He serves as arranger and co-producer of musical performances for New York City's annual 9/11 Commemoration at Ground Zero.

Among the hundreds of artists with whom Irwin has played or recorded are Bette Midler, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Celine Dion, Run-DMC, P. Diddy, Harry Belafonte, Peter Allen, Woody Allen, Jimmy Webb, Shawn Colvin, Tom Scott, Chuck Berry, Jackie Gleason, Sara Silverman, Elmo, Elmer Bernstein, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. He can be seen and heard in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. His television performances have included The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, Ellen, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Christmas in Washington and two Presidential Inaugurations.


Screen Scoring

Learn to write music for today’s media industry through rigorous course work, collaborations with schools throughout NYU, and recording opportunities.

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