Meet our conductor for the 2019 season. Illness prevents Arie Lipsky fromconducting this year's program. This years concerts will be led by Nick DelBello.
A dynamic and versatile musician, Nick DelBello is a sought-after conductor and educator, known for his innovative programming, conducting technique, and connection with audiences. Mr. DelBelloís conducting and teaching experience encompasses all grade levels, college programs, and community and professional ensembles of all kinds. He frequently works with guest artists from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and area college music faculty. DelBelloís efforts to make the symphony orchestra a relevant force in our community has inspired collaborations with living composers with a local connection including Stephen Shewan, Rob Deemer, Roland E. Martin, and Philip Rothman.
Mr. DelBello is delighted to be serving as the interim conductor for the 2019 season of the Clarence Concert Association Summer Orchestra, where he and the orchestra will present a series of four weekly concerts in Clarence Town Park. Mr. DelBello has previously performed as a member of the orchestraís trumpet section and is thrilled to be leading his colleagues in this summerís season.
He has been the Music Director of the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra since 2016, after having first appeared with the orchestra as a guest conductor. In the spring of 2020, he will make a return engagement with the Orchard Park Symphony as a finalist in the groupís search for a new Music Director. That concert will feature two soloists: the Buffalo Philharmonic's newly appointed harpist, Cheryl Losey Feder, and internationally renowned flutist Carol Wincenc, whose father, Joseph Wincenc was the legendary conductor and founder of the Orchard Park, Amherst, and Clarence Summer Orchestras.
Past conducting engagements include the Southern Tier Symphony, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Southern Tier Chamber Strings, Freudig Singers of Western New York, and All-County ensembles for both the Erie County Music Educators Association and the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association. From 2011-2016, DelBello was the founding music director of the Buffalo Brass Choir and in 2018 was a finalist for the position of Assistant Conductor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. DelBello is a full-time music teacher in the Williamsville Central Schools, having previously taught as both a vocal and instrumental music teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools. In Williamsville, he is the districtís music theory instructor, teaching introductory and Advanced Placement level theory classes as well as working as an accompanist.
Mr. DelBello holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a Masters degree in Music Performance from the University of Miami. He lives in Kenmore with his wife Miranda, a music teacher in the Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools and an accomplished flutist, and their two-year-old son Vincent.