DIMITAR NIKOLOV ~ Conductor


   Phone: 443-846-7653, nikolovd68@yahoo.com  www.dimitar-nikolov.com

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                               PROFESSIONAL CONDUCTING APPOINTMENTS
 
Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra, Baltimore, MD                                               2014-present
Music Director/Conductor

  • program the music; conduct rehearsals and concerts
  • assist the Symphony Board in fundraising and marketing of the orchestra
  • contract soloists; recruit and audition new players
  • public relations; community outreach; press interviews


Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra                                          2014-present
Graduate Assistant Conductor

  •  conduct rehearsals and concerts in different venues including
  • The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Allentown Symphony, Allentown, PA                                                                                           2014-15

Conducting Fellow

  • cover conduct
  • participate in outreach activities and other duties assigned by the Music Director Diane Wittry


Washington International Chorus, Washington, DC                                                    2009-2014
Music Director/Conductor

Bulgarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Schumen, Bulgaria                               2007-2009
Associate Conductor

 Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Fort Dodge, IA                                                                     2000-2004
 Music Director/Conductor   

Des Moines Metro Opera, Indianola, IA                                                                            1999-2001
 Assistant Conductor 

University of Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra                                                     1996-1999
Graduate Assistant Conductor

Bulgarian Wind Symphony, Sofia, Bulgaria                                                                        1994-1996
Music Director/Conductor


Burgas State Opera, Burgas, Bulgaria                                                                                      1993-1994
Assistant Conductor 


Europe School of the Arts Youth Orchestra (grades 7-12), Varna, Bulgaria      1992-1993
Orchestra Director/Conductor
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GUEST CONDUCTING (SELECTED LISTING) 

Catholic University of America Opera Theater, Washington, DC                                                    2016

“Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini


Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC                       2015

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra, Kiev, Ukraine                                                              2013


Bulgarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Schumen, Bulgaria                   2012, 2011, 2010


Newark Symphony Orchestra, Newark, DE                                                                                  2010


Vidin Philharmonic
, Vidin, Bulgaria                                                                                                2008


Burgas Philharmonic, Burgas, Bulgaria                                                                              2008, 2007


Hungarian Opera Cluj, Cluj, Romania                                                                                             2007

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                                                                       EDUCATION 

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC                                                           in progress

Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting    

  • GTA duties: Assistant Conductor, Vocal Coach
  • Basic Conducting                         


University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA                                                                               2000

Master of Arts in Orchestral Conducting


States Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria                                                                                       1993

Diploma of Higher Education, Opera and Orchestral Conducting

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                                                                TEACHING EXPERIENCE


International School of Music, Bethesda, MD                                                           2009-present

Instructor of Music

  • Piano; Music Theory; Jazz Piano


Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.                                                         2006-2007

Adjunct Professor

  • Vocal Coach/Accompanist
  • Basic Conducting 


Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa                                                                                        2002-2004

Assistant Professor

  • Music History
  • Music Director/Conductor, “Sangkor” Chorus
  • Music/Stage  Director, Opera/Musical Theater  
  • Vocal Coach; Applied Piano   


Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa                                                                                         2000-2002

Instructor of Music

  • Vocal Coach/Accompanist
  • Applied Piano

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                                    CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS (SELECTED LISTING) 

American Symphony Orchestra League Conducting Workshops

  • Los Angeles, California                                                                                                                   2006
  • Atlanta, GA                                                                                                                                         2004
  • Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                         2003


International Conducting Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria                                                             2004

Faculty: Gustav Meier


Aspen Music Festival and School                                                                                                      1999

Conducting Fellowship Program, Aspen, CO

Faculty: David Zinman and Murry Sidlin
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                                                                                 AWARDS


Aspen Conducting Fellowship Award, Aspen, CO                                                                     1999


Vienna Chamber Orchestra Competition, winner                                                                    1994


 


Dimitar Nikolov, Conductor, Pianist and Educator