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USM Gorham Professor presents in Athens Greece

Dr. Nicolás Alberto Dosman 

Congratulations to Dr. Nicolás Dosman, Professor at the University of Southern Maine School of Music, who presented a session in Athens, Greece on January 3, at the International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World!

Dr. Nicolás Alberto Dosman is an Assistant Professor of Music-Choral Conducting and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Southern Maine (USM), School of Music. During his tenure at the University of Southern Maine, the USM Chamber Singers were invited to and performed at the 2019 Vietnam International Choir Competition in Hoi An, Viet Nam. The USM Chamber Singers received a Gold Diploma, an invititation to perform at the Grand Prize Finale, and an invitiation to perform at the World Choir Games-Champions Round as a result of their outstanding performance. In 2017, the Chamber Singers were invited to perform at the National Association for Music Educations (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.  Prior to his arrival at USM, he was the Director of Choral Activities at Colby College and an Applied Music Associate (voice) where he conducted the Colby Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Colby-Kennebec Choral Society.  Under his leadership the Colby College Chamber Choir performed at Carnegie Hall where the Colby Chamber Choir’s performance was described as “an inspired performance, with an enthusiastic audience.” 

In October of 2018, Dosman was a headliner and clinician at the Encuentro Latinoamericano de Música Coral in the Republic of Panama. In April of 2018, Dosman conducted the New England and complete US premiere of Stephen Edwards Requiem for My Mother in Merrill Auditorium. In 2017 he conducted the Canta Cantemus Festival Chorus in Cuernavaca, Mexico and led several choral workshops as part of the ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program: ICEP of the Americas. Dosman frequently presents workshops at regional and national American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and NAfME conferences. His most recent national appearance was at the 2017 National ACDA conference in Minneapolis, MN as a presenter. In addition to his presentation, he had four USM students represent the state of Maine and USM in the National Intercollegiate Unity Honor Choir. In 2016, Dr. Dosman was the guest conductor of the Maine All-State Treble Chorus. He is in frequent demand as a guest conductor and clinician in the state of Maine, New England, and Latin America. Dosman currently has guest conducting engagements scheduled through 2019. In 2017 he made his conducting debut with the PSO and Magic of Christmas Chorus and conducted portions of the concert and will continue to serve as chorus master this season. Dosman an established choral conductor- is also a skilled as an orchestral conductor and has increasingly conducted choral –orchestral works. In the spring of 2018 he served as interim conductor of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra (SMSO).

In addition to his academic and artistic responsibilities, Dr. Dosman is the Maine ACDA president, ACDA Eastern Division ICEP representative and serves on the national board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) as Maine’s representative. Prior to his arrival to the great state of Maine, he was a conducting fellow with the Continuo Arts Foundation (Westfield, NJ) and was also the director of Casita Sings Children’s Chorus (Bronx, NY). He founded the Miami Choral Festival in 2008 and was also the chairman of the Miami-Dade/Monroe County region of the Florida Vocal Association while serving as a public school teacher. He studied choral conducting with Dr. Dino Anagnost at Columbia University and Drs. André Thomas and Kevin Fenton at Florida State University (FSU).  Prior to his graduate studies at FSU, he attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received his B.M. in music education with a vocal emphasis. In addition to his formal education, he had the opportunity to attend an intensive choral conducting workshop with Grammy award winning conductor Charles Bruffy.

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