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Dominick DiOrio

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Associate Professor of Music and Director of NOTUS

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Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday,and Thursday, 2:30-3:50 p.m.

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Conductor: Dominick DiOrio Associate Conductor: Joshua Harper (DM) Assistant Conductor: Grant Farmer (DM)

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Auditions : Required


“These Winds are a god-sent kind, and a great blessing to men.”

– Hesiod on Notos, Greek god of the south wind

NOTUS is one of the country’s most prestigious collegiate vocal ensembles, unique in its commitment to championing living composers through the commissioning, programming, and recording of new works. It seeks to electrify the choral canon through new music that inspires, provokes, moves, and heals audiences and performers alike. Under the baton of conductor Dominick DiOrio, NOTUS has performed across the nation, from regional and national ACDA conferences to Carnegie Hall.

Over the course of its history, NOTUS has delivered premiere or second performances of more than 150 new works in the choral repertoire. This astonishing achievement includes recent commissions and premieres by Claude Baker, John Gibson, P.Q. Phan, Sven-David Sandström, Aaron Travers, and Zachary Wadsworth. In addition to these ground-breaking new works, NOTUS regularly programs a rich and eclectic array of leading contemporary composers, such as Chen Yi, Eriks Esenvalds, Sofia Gubaidulina, Sydney Guillaume, Ted Hearne, James MacMillan, Nico Muhly, Tawnie Olson, and Christopher Theofanidis.

In between its rigorous concert schedule, NOTUS works tirelessly to nurture composers and singers through mutually inspiring artist residencies. In 2013, the ensemble was honored to collaborate with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and guest conductor and former King’s Singer Simon Carrington. These partnerships build global connections for the ensemble, and contribute to the group’s expertise with the challenges of contemporary repertory.

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