Dr. Nicolás Dosman
was enthusiatically selected by CCSB after a comprehensive search process to replace
Dr. Harry Moon in early 2016 that attracted many fine candidates.
Dr. Dosman is also an Assistant Professor of Music, Choral Conducting at the University of
Southern Maine (USM), School of Music. Prior to his arrival at USM, he was the Director of Choral
Activities at Colby College and an Applied Music Associate (voice) where he conducted the Colby Chorale,
Chamber Choir, and Colby-Kennebec Choral Society. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at
Molloy College. Under his leadership the Colby College Chamber Choir performed at Carnegie Hall where
the Colby Chamber Choir’s performance was described as “an inspired performance, with an enthusiastic audience.”
In 2013 he was one of three American choral conductors who was invited to and attended the Musica e Arte Sacra
conductors invitational in Rome, Italy. He has presented workshops at regional and national American Choral
Directors Association (ACDA) and National Association for Music Education conferences.
In 2016 Dr. Dosman was the guest conductor of the Maine All-State Treble Chorus. He is in frequent demand as a
guest conductor and clinician in the state of Maine and throughout New England. Recently, he was a presenter at
the 2017 National ACDA conference in Minneapolis, MN and had four USM students represent the state of Maine and
USM in the National Intercollegiate Unity Honor Choir.
In the spring of 2017, Dr. Dosman represented the United States and the state of Maine in the 2017 ACDA International
Conductors Exchange Program: ICEP of the Americas in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
In addition to his academic and artistic responsibilities, Dr. Dosman is the Maine ACDA president-elect and youth
and student activities chair. He also serves on the national board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization
(NCCO) as Maine’s representative. Prior to his arrival to the great state of Maine, he was a conducting fellow
with the Continuo Arts Foundation (Westfield, NJ) and was also the director of Casita Sings Children’s Chorus
(Bronx, NY). He founded the Miami Choral Festival in 2008 and was also the chairman of the Miami-Dade/Monroe
County region of the Florida Vocal Association while serving as a public school teacher. He studied choral
conducting with Dr. Dino Anagnost at Columbia University and Drs. André Thomas and Kevin Fenton at Florida
State University (FSU).
Prior to his graduate studies at FSU, he attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received his B.M.
in music education with a vocal emphasis. In addition to his formal education, he had the opportunity to attend
an intensive choral conducting workshop with Grammy award winning conductor Charles Bruffy.
Dr. Dosman’s research interests include: male-participation in choral ensembles, music teacher preparation,
urban school districts and music education, and social justice in urban schools.