Faculty

Dr. Carol Nies

Associate Professor

Dr. Carol Nies
615-898-2469
Room 264, Wright Music Building (WMB)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, OH (2001)
  • M.M., Yale University (1981)
  • B.M., University of Miami, FL (1979)

Areas of Expertise

MTSU, Director of Orchestras

Biography

Carol Nies, music director of the MTSU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, the Curb Youth Symphony, the Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute and the director of the Nashville Youth Orchestra program has served as a cover conductor and conducting assistant for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

She has also served as the associate conductor and assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, guest conductor of the Rome Festival Orchestra, guest conductor of the Rom...

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Carol Nies, music director of the MTSU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, the Curb Youth Symphony, the Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute and the director of the Nashville Youth Orchestra program has served as a cover conductor and conducting assistant for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

She has also served as the associate conductor and assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, guest conductor of the Rome Festival Orchestra, guest conductor of the Rome Festival Opera (Carmen, Falstaff, La Bohème, Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore, Cavalleria rusticana and Il barbiere di Siviglia), assistant conductor of the Opera Theater of Lucca (Italy), music director of Opera-To-Go, assistant conductor of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra (University of Cincinnati), music director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Music Ensemble and guest conductor of the Governor's School for the Arts Orchestra (Tennessee).

Guest conducting engagements have included concerts with the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Black Sea Philharmonic (Romania), the River Cities Symphony, and Music Under Construction (Contemporary Music Series, New York City), the New York All-State String Orchestra. Future conducting engagements include the Rome Festival Opera the Rome Festival Orchestra.

Nies received a DMA in Orchestral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati), a Professional Studies Diploma (Graduate level) in Orchestral Conducting from the Mannes College of Music, an MM (Double Bass) from the Yale School of Music, and a BM from the University of Miami.

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