More about our Director of Music - Dennis Malfatti
Previous positions have included serving as Conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, Director of Choral Activities at Longwood University in Virginia, and Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master of the Operafestival di Roma in Rome, Italy. As conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, he prepared the chorus for performances of major works including Prokofievs 'Alexander Nevsky, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and Haydn's Creation, and he conducted multiple performances of Handel's Messiah with the chorus and orchestra. As a participant in both the 2005 and 2010 Oregon Bach Festival conducting master classes, he studied choral/orchestral works of J.S. Bach with the renowned conductor Helmuth Rilling and conducted the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus in several performances as part of the Discovery Series. He serves as the President-Elect of the Indiana Choral Directors Association and he has published articles and book reviews in both state and national choral publications. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Arts Council of Southwest Indiana.
A native of California, Dennis resides in Evansville, Indiana with his wife, Celia Teoh and their daughter, Annamaria.