Dr. Nikolas Caoile is a conductor, pianist and music educator. Currently, he is music director and conductor of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, director of orchestras at Central Washington University and the music director designate of Lake Union Civic Orchestra. In 2017, Nik was appointed acting chair of the Department of Music at CWU. He is the former conductor and artistic director of the Salem Chamber Orchestra.

He has conducted many other orchestras including: Auburn Symphony, Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS), Northwest Mahler Festival Orchestra, Rainier Symphony, Yakima Symphony, Gig Harbor Symphony, Lake Avenue Orchestra and Olympia Symphony.

In 2019, Nik directed the All-City Middle School Orchestra in Salem. In 2016, Nik received the Outstanding Orchestral Achievement Award from the Washington Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. In 2013, he accepted a nomination to join Phi Beta Kappa as a member of the Willamette chapter, Delta of Oregon.

Nikolas Caoile '00
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