Anatolia Summer Performance Program: Composition Course 

Thursday 23 June - Sunday 3 July, 2022

Nickitas Demos

Nickitas Demos (b.1962) holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Music degree in composition from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His principle teachers were Donald Erb (1927-2008) and Roger Hannay (1930-2006). His music has been described as: “rich.powerful…” having “…remarkable substance…” as well as “…lively.attractive, kinetic and…intriguing” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution “…fresh and exhilarating…” – The Nashville Scene “…compelling…deeply evocative music…well worth exploring…” – Georgia Music News “ambitious…sophisticated” and “…a reflection of the current mix of styles and aesthetic postures” – The New Music Connoisseur “[Demos’] music is emotionally direct and powerful, full of tonal complexity and structural sophistication without ever running the risk of being merely clever… Demos is certainly a composer whose ears are open to many different musical idioms, but who is able to synthesize them into coherent music of a distinctive kind.” – MusicWeb International “…substantive…accessible and personal, not derived from any ‘-ism.’ ” – For current information, score samples, audio excerpts, videos, blog and much more, please visit: