Michael Gotthard Fischer was a German organist and composer. Michael Gotthard Fischer was a pupil of Johann Christian Kittel. In 1816 Fischer taught at the teacher training college Erfurt basso continuo and organ. August Gottfried Ritter, Ernst Ludwig Gebhardi and Eduard Grell were among his pupils. Because of his gout suffering, he was forced to resign from his post of organist in 1820. Fischer created numerous vocal and instrumental compositions for solo instruments, small and large ensembles, and gained notoriety essentially for his organ compositions.