Nicolas Waldvogel conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and teaches conducting and music history. He joined the faculty as Associate Professor in 2001. Dr. Waldvogel holds a B.A. in music from Harvard University, an M.A. in music from Harvard University, an M.M. in conducting and a Graduate Performance Diploma in conducting from Peabody Conservatory, and a Ph.D. in music history from Yale University. His primary conducting teacher was Frederik Prausnitz.
Dr. Waldvogel has guest conducted the Orchestra de la Suisse-Romande (Switzerland) and the State Philharmonic "Dinu Lipatti" (Romania). He was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Festival, where he studied with Gustav Meier, Seiji Ozawa, and John Nelson. He assisted Horst Stein in a production of Wagner's Ring der Nibelungen at the Deutsche Oper, in Berlin. He was also Director of the Sion Conservatory of Music (Switzerland). Dr. Waldvogel is the author of "For Clara Schumann," an orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor.
Conservatory of Music
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211