Nicolas Waldvogel

Nicolas Waldvogel

Director of University Symphony Orchestra

Nicolas Waldvogel has been teaching conducting and music history at University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music since 2001. He also conducts University Symphony Orchestra.

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 also assisted Horst Stein in a production of Wagner's “Der Ring der Nibelungen” at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Germany.

Waldvogel has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Anonymous 4 and with Alan Gilbert. His credits include a performance of Ives's immense Fourth Symphony, Verdi's “La traviata,” Mozart's “Così fan Tutte,” Richard Einhorn's “Voices of Light,” Bruckner's Ninth Symphony and the complete symphonies by Jean Sibelius. He is the author of the "Symphony" article in Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Waldvogel holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Harvard University, a master’s degree in music from Harvard University and a master’s degree in conducting. He also received a graduate performance diploma in conducting from Peabody Conservatory and a PhD in music history from Yale University. His primary conducting teacher was Frederik Prausnitz.


BA, MA, Harvard University

MM, Peabody University

Graduate Diploma in Conducting, Peabody University

PhD, Yale University