CCSO Conductor and Music Director, Mr. Nicholas DelBello
Nick DelBello currently maintains an active schedule as a conductor, trumpeter, pianist, organist, and educator. In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. DelBello will assume the music directorship of the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra, becoming the sixth music director in the orchestra’s 57 year history. His first season with the orchestra will include soloists from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nickel City Opera, and a collaboration with the Cheektowaga Chorale. He will also work to highlight the music of our time, with a special emphasis on composers with a local connection, including works by Stephen Shewan and Rob Deemer.
Since 2011, DelBello has been the founding music director of the Buffalo Brass Choir, a 17-25 piece professional brass and percussion ensemble. The BBC has been a champion of the music of living composers and arrangers in their performances of both original compositions and orchestral transcriptions. As a sought-after guest conductor, Mr. DelBello’s past 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.
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 district’s music theory instructor, teaching introductory and Advanced Placement level theory classes. DelBello is also an adjunct faculty member at Canisius College.
As a church musician, DelBello was the Director of Music at Blessed Trinity Church from 2010-2016 and now is active as a freelance organist and choir director. As a member of the Church Musicians Guild of Buffalo, he has been a guest clinician and a frequent performer on member recitals.
Mr. DelBello also continues to freelance as a trumpeter and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southern Tier Symphony Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Opera Sacra, the Clarence Summer Orchestra, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, and the Venice (FL) Symphony Orchestra. As a trumpet soloist, he has appeared with the SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble and the Amherst Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. DelBello holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, a Masters degree in Music Performance from the University of Miami, and is currently pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from Canisius College. He lives in Kenmore with his wife Miranda, a music teacher in the Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools and an accomplished flutist, and their son Vincent.
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