Carol Reiner Nies
Adjunct Senior Artist Teacher of Conducting; Director of the Nashville Youth Orchestra Program
Carol Nies, music director of the Curb Youth Symphony, Director of the Nashville Youth Orchestra Program and Director of the Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute, has served as a cover conductor and conducting assistant for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has also served as the associate conductor and assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, guest conductor of the Rome Festival Orchestra, guest conductor of the Rome Festival Opera (Carmen, Falstaff, La Boheme, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and L’Elisir d’Amore), assistant conductor of the Rome Festival Opera, assistant conductor of the Opera Theater of Lucca (Italy), conductor and music director of Opera-To-Go, conductor and music director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Music Ensemble, assistant conductor of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra (University of Cincinnati), assistant conductor of the CCM Contemporary Ensemble, and Music Director of the Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra. She also serves as the music director of the MTSU Symphony Orchestra.
Guest conducting engagements include concerts with the New York All-State String Orchestra, the Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra (TN), the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Black Sea Philharmonic (Romania), the River Cities Symphony and Music Under Construction (Contemporary Music Series, New York City), She has been invited to serve as the guest conductor of the Rome Festival Orchestra and Rome Festival Opera for the 2015 season.
She received a B.M. from the University of Miami, an M.M. (Double Bass) from the Yale School of Music, a Professional Studies Diploma in Orchestral Conducting (graduate level) from the Mannes College of Music and a D.M.A. (Orchestral Conducting) from the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati).