Faculty Profile for Dr. Dimitar N Ninov

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Dr. Dimitar N Ninov
Senior Lecturer — School of Music
MUS Lampasas 316
phone: (512) 245-2651

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 on all continents. 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, counterpoint, orchestration, jazz harmony, introduction to improvisation

Research Interests

Tonal harmony, musical form, ear training

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Excursion (song for children’s choir). DIMUSICA. 2021.
  • Spring (song for children's choir). DIMUSICA. 2021.
  • Capriccio for Flute and Piano. November 2021.
    • Alam Churchil Smith Chamber Music Concert. November 20, 2021 Illinois College, Illinois College.
  • Recitative and Tocctina for clarinet and piano. October 7, 2021.
    • New Bulgarian Music Festival. October 7, 2021 Union of Bulgarian Composers, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Melody in Bulgarian Style and Canon, for piano. August 8, 2021.
    • Made in SA VII. San Antonio, Texas.

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Nominee: , International Music Festival “Universe Talent” with the song “White Love”. 2001

Selected Service Activities

Alumni Committee
College Music Society-South Central Chapter
Composers’ Alliance of San Antonio