The late Dingwall Fleary served as conductor, musical director, and fearless leader of the Reston Community Orchestra from 1996 to 2022.
A native of St. Louis, Maestro Fleary held degrees in performance and education from the University of Kansas at Lawrence and the School of Music at Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. He later attended L’Academia De Musicale di Chigiana in Siena, Italy, as a conducting fellow under Maestro Franco Ferrera.
Recognized by the Virginia General Assembly and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for his musical leadership, he was also a highly regarded choral director, teacher, pianist, harpsichordist, organist and chamber musician. He had twice been honored by the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for his innovative programming and championing of American composers.
In addition to the Reston Community Orchestra, Maestro Fleary was also the Music Director and Conductor of The McLean Symphony, as well as the Organist and Music Director of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda, Maryland.