Assistant Professor/Director of the ECSU Albemarle Symphony Orchestra ,
Visual and Performing Arts
211 Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center
Campus Box 831
Prize winner of the 2013 American Prize in Orchestral Conducting, Dr. Carlos Espinosa serves as Music Director of the Albemarle Symphony Orchestra, and Director of String and Orchestral Studies at Elizabeth City State University. Prior to that position, Dr. Espinosa served as Music Director of the Kansas City Medical Arts Symphony, Associate Conductor with the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, and Conductor in Residence and founding member of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. From 2011 to 2015, Carlos also served as Assistant Conductor at The University of Kansas. In addition, his achievements have earned him the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship with Marin Alsop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Also active in opera and musical theater, Carlos has worked with the Lawrence Opera Theater, The Lawrence Arts Center, and KU Opera. Carlos has conducted fully staged productions of Carmen, Dido and Aeneas, The Fairy Queen, Hansel and Gretel, Merrily We Roll Along, Over Here!, and The Threepenny Opera. Carlos also served as Assistant Conductor at the 2011 Neue Eutiner Festspiele in Eutin, Germany.
An emerging conductor, Dr. Espinosa has been increasingly recognized for his musicianship. He has been invited to participate in workshops and masterclasses by world-renowned conductors at prestigious festivals, such as Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival, Marin Alsop at the Cabrillo Festival Contemporary Music, George Hurst at the Canford Summer School of Music in England, and Peter Bay at the Hot Springs Music Festival where Carlos served as the first Assistant Conductor in the festival's 21 year history.