Dr. Jerome Fleg

Director of Instrumental Music
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Dr. Jerome Fleg has conducted and performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He currently conducts the Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band at Santa Rosa Junior College, and has previously served as director of the Youth Orchestra of the Rockies, Casper College Jazz Band and Colorado Youth Symphony Wind Ensemble.  He has served as conductor of the Guatemala Jazz Festival Big Band, Archipelago Music Festival and also served as the Colorado Youth Symphony Philharmonia Assistant Conductor.  He and his ensembles have been featured on major media outlets (TV, radio, newspaper) and the Guatemalan Jazz Festival recently sponsored a trip for students & faculty from Casper College to take part in their prestigious festival.  Dr. Fleg has studied conducting with Nick Carthy (University of Colorado) and Harlan Parker (Peabody), and received additional instruction from Alan McMurray (University of Colorado) and Gary Lewis (University of Colorado).  

Dr. Fleg is Director of Instrumental Music at Santa Rosa Junior College.  He has previously served as a faculty member at Casper College, University of Wyoming at Casper, and University of Wyoming. He has presented master-classes and clinics throughout the country and abroad at institutions such as the University of Kansas, Iowa State University, "El Sistema" in Venezuela, University of the Pacific, University of New Mexico, University of Alaska, Archipelago Summer Festival and Carleton College.

He holds the position of clarinet & bass clarinet with the Central City Opera and is former principal clarinet of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra. Fleg has toured as the principal clarinet with the Mantovani Orchestra and has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Wyoming Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, Ft. Collins Symphony, Gettysburg Symphony, and Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

As a member for nearly ten years of of the Antero Wind Quintet, Dr. Fleg won 1st Prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and silver medal in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The group has also participated in residencies with the Aspen Music Festival and "El Sistema" in Venezuela. The quintet has performed in Canada, Venezuela, and across the United States. The Antero Winds have been described as “an inspiring young quintet of young musicians that exude energy.”

Dr. Fleg has received awards such as the "Best Should Teach" silver award from the University of Colorado, 1st place in the University of Northern Colorado Concerto Competition, Dean's Scholarship from the University of Northern Colorado, and the Martha and William Bill Memorial Prize at the Peabody Conservatory.