With more than a decade of teaching experience, Nicholas Dogas has established himself as an accomplished and dynamic music educator and choral conductor. Since 2020, he has led a thriving choral program at Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Maryland. Under his tutelage, the choirs at Mt. Hebron have performed in concerts and masterclasses throughout the Northeast region with such notable composers and conductors as Beth Willer and Jake Runestad. Prior to joining the Music Department at Mt. Hebron, Dogas led a vibrant choral program at Ellicott Mills Middle School that doubled in size and consistently earned superior ratings at festivals and assessments. Today, Dogas is frequently sought as a guest conductor and clinician. In 2021, he was appointed Assistant Director of the Peabody Children’s Chorus where he directs and conducts Cantus, the tenor-bass choir.
Dogas holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal/Choral Music Education from The College of New Jersey. In addition, he holds the Maryland State Administrator I Certificate in Instructional Leadership and Administration. Dogas’ teachers have included William Sharp, Steven Rainbolt, and Suzanne Hickman. He has coached with Ann Baltz, John Shirley-Quirk, and Mark Markham.