Dr. Carol Nies
Associate Professor, Orchestra
Carol Nies, music director of the MTSU Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, and music director of the Curb Youth Symphony, 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, and L'Elisir d'amore), assistant conductor of the Rome Festival Opera, assistant conductor of the Opera Theater of Lucca (Italy), music director of Opera-To-Go, music director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Music Ensemble, conductor of the Governor's School for the Arts Orchestra (Tennessee), and assistant conductor of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra (University of Cincinnati).
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). Future conducting engagements include the Rome Festival Opera, the Rome Festival Orchestra, and the New York All-State String Orchestra.
Nies received a DMA in Orchestral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati), a Professional Studies Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from the Mannes College of Music, a MM (Double Bass) from the Yale School of Music, and a BM from the University of Miami.