Nickitas Demos holds a DMA in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a MM in Composition from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University and a BM in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His commissions include works for the Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Georgia Music Teachers Association and the National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a MacDowell Fellowship (2012); Grand Prize: 2005 Holyoke Civic Symphony Composition Competition; Grand Prize: 2004 Millennium Arts International Competition for Composers; and 15 ASCAP Awards among others. His music is self-published through Sylvan Lake Press (ASCAP) and is featured on recordings by Albany Records, MSR Classics and Capstone Records. Professor of Music Composition and Coordinator of Composition Studies at the Georgia State University School of Music, Demos is the Artistic Director of the neoPhonia New Music Ensemble and serves on the Executive Committee of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI).
LISTEN: Citizens of Nowhere for clarinet/bass clarinet & soprano/alto sax duo
Jan Berry Baker, soprano/alto saxophones; Ken Long, Bb clarinet/bass clarinet