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 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 is currently serving as coordinator of the Howard County GT Middle School Chorus.
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. He has previously served as assistant conductor of the Prince George’s County Middle School Honors Choir. Today, Mr. Dogas maintains a studio of voice and piano students and performs as a baritone soloist throughout the Baltimore and D.C. metro areas. He also serves as the bass section leader of the Sanctuary Choir of the First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD.
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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