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Dr. Fesmire's career in education spans more than twenty-five years.  His former students are professional performers, producers, conductors, composers, and educators. He has taught at all levels K-12, community college, and university.  He is currently a Professor of Music and Chair of Arts and Media at College of the Desert where he oversees the instrumental music major transfer program, directs the jazz combos, and teaches courses face-to-face and online including the full music theory sequence and guitar.  


Dr. Fesmire teaches sections of Fundamentals of Music, Beginning/Jazz Rock Guitar, and Intermediate Jazz/Rock Guitar that are 100% asynchronous online and can be taken from anywhere! Use the following link to explore the College of the Desert class schedule and registration process: REGISTER.


The following videos feature student groups from College of the Desert.

See Dr. Fesmire's YouTube channel for more videos!

Student Combos

College of the Desert Jazz Combo directed by Dr. Anthony Fesmire performing "Red Clay".

Jazz at the Pollock Guest Artist Concerts

College of the Desert Jazz Band directed by Dr. Anthony Fesmire with guest artist, Doug Webb, performing "Embraceable You".

Instructional Videos

​Dr. Fesmire has created hundreds of instructional videos for his online and hybrid music theory and guitar classes taught at College of the Desert. A sampling of these videos can be found on Dr. Fesmire YouTube channel.

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