Robert Fleisher’s music has been heard throughout the United States and in more than a dozen other countries and is available on Albany, Capstone, Centaur, Navona, Neuma, Petrichor, Phasma, PnOVA, Sarton, and SEAMUS labels. His acoustic works have been praised as “eloquent” (Ann Arbor News), “lovely and emotional” (Musicworks), “astoundingly attractive” (Perspectives of New Music), and “ingenious” (The Strad). His electroacoustic music has been described as “fascinating” (Fanfare), “endearingly low-tech” and possessing “a rich, tactile texture” (The New York Times). Fleisher’s scores have been exhibited in the United States (including two New Music America festivals), France, and the Netherlands. Awarded several artist residences in the United States and abroad, he has also received support from the Illinois Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation. The author of Twenty Israeli Composers (1997), Fleisher is also a contributing composer and essayist in Theresa Sauer’s Notations 21 (2009). A New York City native, he attended the High School of Music and Art, graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, and earned his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees at the University of Illinois, studying composition with Ben Johnston, Salvatore Martirano, and Paul Zonn. He is Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University.