Nickitas Demos (b. 1962, Boulder, Colorado) holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master of Music in Composition from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His principal teachers were Donald Erb (1927-2008) and Roger Hannay (1930-2006). Commissions include works for the Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Chamber Players, and the National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including: Semi-Finalist in the 2015 Rapido! Composition Competition; MacDowell Arts Colony Fellowship (2012); Grand Prize in the 2004 Millennium Arts International Competition for Composers; Grand Prize in the 2005 Holyoke Civic Symphony Composition Competition; Birmingham and Atlanta Prizes in the Hultgren 2005 Solo Cello Works Biennial Composition Competition; and 18 ASCAP Awards among others. Demos’s works have been programmed at festivals, symposia and conferences including the 43rd Dimitria Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece); the 18th International Review of Composers (Belgrade Serbia); the International Festival – Institute at Round Top (TX); the Ernest Bloch Music Festival (Newport, OR); the New Music Forum Festival of Contemporary Music (San Francisco, CA); and at National and Regional Conferences of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) and the College Music Society (CMS). His music is self-published through Sylvan Lake Press (ASCAP) and has been recorded by Ablaze Records, Albany Records, MSR Classics and Capstone Records. Professor of Composition and Coordinator of Composition Studies at Georgia State University School of Music, Demos is the Artistic Director of the neoPhonia New Music Ensemble and co-founder and co-artistic director of the SoundNOW Contemporary Music Festival. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors for the MacDowell Colony from 2013-2016 and the Executive Committee of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) from 2005-2014. For more information: http://nickitasdemos.com.
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