Dennis Malfatti (’98 M.M. choral conducting) conducted the New England Symphonic Ensemble and a massed choir made up of selected choirs from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana at Carnegie Hall in June 2016. The program included choral-orchestral works by Haydn and Mozart. He also serves as president-elect of the American Choral Director’s Association Indiana state chapter.
Dennis Malfatti is an associate professor of music and director of choral activities at the University of Evansville (IN), a position he has held since 2007. At UE, he conducts the University Choir, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, and the Kantorei Chamber Choir. The University Choir was chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association's Central Division conference in February 2016.
Prior to coming to Evansville, Malfatti was the director of choral activities at Longwood University in Virginia where his choirs performed by invitation at Washington National Cathedral, at the Virginia Music Educators Association Annual Conference, and with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has served as music director of the York River Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor and chorus master of the Operafestival di Roma, guest conductor of the Virginia Commonwealth University Opera Theatre and Orchestra, chorus master of the Bronx Opera Company in New York City, and he has conducted performances with the Louisiana State University Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum, and Chamber Singers. In 2005, he had the honor of conducting three performances with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Orchestra, and soloists under the guidance of artistic director and teacher Helmuth Rilling.
Malfatti holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Pacific, his master’s from Penn State, and a doctorate in choral conducting from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he was the recipient of the School of Music Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching Award. As a student at Penn State, he studied conducting with professor emeritus D. Douglas Miller.