Dr. Tania Fleischer is an active pianist and collaborative artist in Southern California currently on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University where she teaches piano and is director of the Chamber Ensembles program. As a young pianist, Dr. Fleischer attended Juilliard Pre-College and won numerous prizes throughout the New York Metropolitan area. She appeared as soloist with many community orchestras as well as the New Jersey Symphony and performed regularly as a recitalist and in a duo with harpist Stacey Shames, with whom she shared her New York Debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. At the age of 14, she was hailed by New Jersey Magazine as one of their "Young Artists to Watch." She has been a recipient of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst Award for study in Freiburg, Germany, as well as a winner in the German Hochschule Piano-Cello Duo Competition and the Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition.
Dr. Fleischer holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California and UCLA. Before joining the faculty at LMU, Dr. Fleischer developed and eventually headed the Accompanying Program at Chapman University, where she also taught piano, coached voice and co-directed the Opera Program.
Dr. Fleischer is active in community engagement through the arts at LMU and in the City of Culver City. She is a former Arts for LA ACTIVATE fellow in Cultural Policy and has been a Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Culver City for 6 years.