Dennis Fleisher (biography)

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Dennis Fleisher is a native of Rochester, NY. He did his primary undergraduate study at the Juilliard School in trumpet performance and performed professionally in New York City and Rochester as an orchestral and liturgical musician. He holds a B.A. in Music Education from Nazareth College of Rochester, an M.A. in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Physics, Acoustics and Music from the University of Rochester and Eastman School.

Dr. Fleisher’s teaching experience includes 10 years with the Department of Music at Nazareth College of Rochester where he taught music theory, ear training, brass methods, and applied music instruction and founded the college jazz and brass ensembles. He also served as the music director for the Nazareth College Arts Center, an 1100-seat regional performance hall, where he conducted both student and professional productions. He was also a member of the faculty of the highly regarded Eastman School of Music Recording Institute.


He has worked as an acoustics consultant and designer of spaces for worship, music, performance, and education since 1981. The majority of projects have been liturgical spaces including more than 250 churches and chapels and over 30 cathedrals.