Daniel Nitsch

Executive Director

207-373-1400

dan@bowdoinfestival.org

Daniel Nitsch became Executive Director of the Bowdoin International Music Festival in 2016 after joining the organization as Director of Admissions and Operations in 2015. Since his arrival, the Festival has increased student applications by over 50%, sold-out over 90% of its performances, expanded community outreach to include collaborations with museums, sports teams, breweries, and schools, and launched a streaming service to broadcast free live performances to over 10,000 viewers in over 100 countries. Most recently, Nitsch, alongside Festival trustees, led the development of a comprehensive 5-year development plan to significantly increase student scholarship awards. Nitsch previously served at Yellow Barn Music Festival where he oversaw growth in applications and served on the development team of the Music Haul, a mobile concert hall which brings performances and music education to urban neighborhoods, city centers, parks, grammar schools, and museums. Nitsch has also worked with the Cleveland Orchestra, Music@Menlo, American Bach Soloists, and the Oberlin Artist Recital Series. Nitsch served as assistant conductor of the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra and has performed as both a soloist and in ensembles. Nitsch holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Planning, and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.