Faculty Profile for Dr. Dimitar N Ninov

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Dr. Dimitar N Ninov
Senior Lecturer — School of Music
MUS 114
phone: (512) 245-3385

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Dimitar Ninov is a published composer and theorist as well as an invited lecturer at international, national, and regional music conferences. His original research spreads in the fields of tonal harmony and musical form. His music has been performed in the USA and abroad. Ninov is a former Chair (2009) of the National Association of Composers, USA. He holds a DMA in composition from UT Austin and master’s degrees in theory and composition from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. Web: dimitarninov.com E-Mail: dn16@txstate.edu

Teaching Interests

Tonal harmony, musical form, ear training, orchestration, jazz harmony, introduction to improvisation

Research Interests

Tonal harmony, musical form, ear training

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Composer, Nuages. 2023.
    • Performing Arts Center, Texas State University.
  • Composer, Nuages. 2023.
    • International Arts Festival, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Composer, Three Piano Pieces for the young pianists. 2023.
    • Salon Concert, San Antonio.
  • Nuages. DIMUSICA. 2023.
  • The White Rhino. DIMUSICA. 2023.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Two Big Special Prizes for Piano Music, Sixth International Composition Competition “Artistes en Herbe”, Luxembourg 2023. March 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: First Prize for composing music for wind orchestra, The City Council of Montana, Bulgaria. December 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: ASCAP Plus Award, ASCAP. November 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: ASCAP Plus, ASCAP. December 31, 2004 - December 31, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: The Union of Bulgarian Composers’ Golden Statuette, Golden Statuette. June 28, 2013

Selected Service Activities

National Association of Composers, USA
Alumni Committee
Alumni Committee
Editorial Review Board Member
College Music Society South Central Chapter
College Music Society South Central Chapter