Nicholas Emory Dogas is a passionate music educator who is dedicated to the advancement of both choral and general music education. He currently leads a vibrant, joy-centered and collaborative choral music education program at Ellicott Mills Middle School in Howard County, Maryland. In his classroom, Mr. Dogas incorporates an eclectic blend of research-based methodologies, including Orff, Kodály and Dalcroze. In addition to his teaching duties, he serves as coordinator of the Howard County GT Junior High Chorus, a select ensemble comprised of the finest singers throughout the county.
Prior to joining the Howard County Public School System, Mr. Dogas led thriving choral programs in a variety of school settings, and ensembles under his direction consistently took home top honors at adjudication. Today, Mr. Dogas is in demand as a clinician at choral festivals across Maryland. Since 2011, he has served as the bass section leader of the Sanctuary Choir of the First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD. In 2019, he assumed the role of Associate for Children's Music Ministry.
Mr. Dogas holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal/Choral Music Education from The College of New Jersey. His teachers have included William Sharp, Steven Rainbolt and Suzanne Hickman. He has coached with Ann Baltz, John Shirley-Quirk and Mark Markham.
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