Kira Omelchenko, D.M.A.

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Dr. Kira Omelchenko

Winner of the 2016 International Conductors Workshop and Competition, Dr. Kira Omelchenko is an Associate Professor of Music and the Conductor of the Wilfrid Laurier University Symphony Orchestra (Ontario, Canada).  Previous positions include the Director of the Orchestra and String Studies at Florida Southern College and the Director of Orchestra and Strings at The University of Tampa (United States).  A passionate educator, Dr. Omelchenko received the prestigious 2018 Miller Distinguished Professor Award, which recognizes one faculty member’s excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Service.  In addition, as a recipient of the National American Prize in Music (Prize Winner in Opera Conducting), she served as the Interim Artistic Director of the St. Augustine Youth Orchestra and has been invited to conduct at the Vienna Opera Academy in summer 2022.

Guest Conducting Engagements

Mentorship and Coaching Services

For private conducting lessons, mentorship for conductors and music educators, coachings, clinics, masterclasses, violin lessons, career advice, resume building, preparing for auditions and interviews for graduate schools, conducting positions, jobs in academia.

(available virtual and in-person)

additional services also include:

  • Rehearsal clinics with string or full orchestra (virtual available)
  • Conducting clinics and masterclasses
  • Opera conducting lessons
  • Mentorship, consultation, guidance for music educators
  • Guidance for teaching a remote/virtual music class or ensemble
  • Review of audition videos and rehearsal videos
  • Review of CV, resumes, bios, cover letters
  • Review of additional audition materials
  • Editing service for resumes, CV, bios, cover letters
  • Mock interviews and auditions for jobs and graduate school
  • Review of grant and scholarship application materials
  • Mentorship for first-year music educators
  • Consultation for developing a virtual ensemble
  • Assistance with audio and video editing a virtual performance

Dr. Kira Omelchenko

Awards and Recognitions

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Dr. Kira Omelchenko

Kira Omelchenko (Music) is the conductor of the Laurier Symphony Orchestra. She has conducted professional orchestras and operas across the globe in countries such as Russia, Bulgaria, ortugal, Italy and th nited States. That experience informs her research and creative scholarship, which includes honing the art of gestural communication and collaborating with local Indigenous composers and musicians on new compositions. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Omelchenko produced, designed and directed a virtual performance series for the Laurier Symphony Orchestra.