Dr. Patricia Fleitas
DMA, University of Texas
Professor of Music
Director of Choral and Vocal Studies
Areas of Expertise:
Office Phone: 561.297.3823
Office: AL 245
Dr. Fleitas is professor of music and director of choral and vocal studies at Florida Atlantic University. Since her appointment in 1992 her primary goal has been to develop and cultivate all facets of the choral and vocal curriculum and performance ensembles. She conducts the University Chamber Singers, teaches applied voice, applied graduate conducting, and undergraduate conducting. Dr. Fleitas was the 2001 recipient of the Florida Atlantic University Faculty Talon Award in recognition of exceptional leadership, commitment, and service to FAU students. Her ensembles have performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. Most recently she has performed with the Chamber Singers at the 2003 Florida Music Educators Association State In-service Conference in Tampa, Florida and the American Choral Directors Association Florida Conference in the fall of 2003.
Prior to joining the music faculty at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Fleitas was associate coordinator of choral programs at Texas A&M University, College Station. While at Texas A&M, she founded the Texas Collegiate Women´s Choral Festival, an annual event that remains active at the state level. Dr. Fleitas received a Master of Musical Arts and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Performance from UT Austin. In addition, she holds music education degrees from Florida International University and Barry University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Fleitas is an active choral clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. She currently serves on the state board of ACDA as R&S chair for colleges/universities.