Dr. Nickitas Demos

Professor and Coordinator of Composition

Nickitas Demos (b.1962) holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Music degree in composition from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His principle teachers were Donald Erb (1927-2008) and Roger Hannay (1930-2006).

His music has been described as:

"rich.powerful..." having "...remarkable substance..." as well as "...lively.attractive, kinetic and...intriguing" - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"...fresh and exhilarating..." - The Nashville Scene

"...compelling...deeply evocative music...well worth exploring..." - Georgia Music News

"ambitious...sophisticated" and "...a reflection of the current mix of styles and aesthetic postures" - The New Music Connoisseur

"[Demos'] music is emotionally direct and powerful, full of tonal complexity and structural sophistication without ever running the risk of being merely clever... Demos is certainly a composer whose ears are open to many different musical idioms, but who is able to synthesize them into coherent music of a distinctive kind." - MusicWeb International

"...substantive...accessible and personal, not derived from any '-ism.' " - ArtsATL.com

For current information, score samples, audio excerpts, videos, blog and much more, please visit: http://nickitasdemos.com

Office: 414 Standard
Phone: (404) 413-5936
Fax: (404) 413-5910
Personal Website: nickitasdemos.com/