Coordinator of Theory and Composition
Advisory Committee Representative, Theory and Composition
D.M.A., University of Illinois
Robert Fleisher attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City, graduated with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and earned his doctorate in composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work has been supported through artist residencies in the US and abroad, and by the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, and National Endowment for the Humanities. His music appears on Centaur, Capstone, and SEAMUS labels; his composition, Loretto Alfresco, is included in the SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Miniatures 2012 CD (“Re-Caged”). The author of Twenty Israeli Composers (1997), he is also a contributing composer and essayist in Theresa Sauer’s Notations 21 (2009). During 2012-2013, his scores are on display in the “Notations 21: Architecture in Sound” exhibition at new music festivals in the Netherlands (Gaudeamus Muziekweek), France (Festival Musiques démesurées), and Norway (Borealis Samtidsmusikk).
Performances since 2010 include: NIU, Noise Floor Festival at Staffordshire University (UK); CHAT Digital Arts Festival at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; High Point University (NC), Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conferences at St. Cloud State University (MN), University of Miami (FL), and McNally Smith College of Music (MN); Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) national conferences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia and Ohio State University; SCI regional conferences at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University of Puget Sound (WA), Augustana College (IL), Clarke University (IA), and the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg; International Computer Music Conference (NYC and Stony Brook University); American Composers Alliance festival (NYC); Taipei Contemporary Art Center (Taiwan); Grey Matter Books (Hadley, MA); Art Academy of Cincinnati; New Voices Festival, Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.); Electronic Music Midwest festival, Lewis University (IL); threewalls gallery (Chicago); Contemporanea festival (Italy); Music Farmers (Australia); Music Gallery (Toronto); Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí (México); College Music Society regional conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Composers Concordance festival (NYC), “Tutti” new music festival at Denison University (OH), and Festival Musiques démesurées (France).