CV Highlights

EDUCATION 

  • DMA May 2011
    UBC- Vancouver with Lorna McGhee
  • Study with David Cramer (Associate Principal Phila. Orch.) 1991-1996
  • Master of Music 1990 UArts (Philadelphia) Julius Baker
  • Bachelor of Music 1990 Indiana University- Bloomington Carol Wincenc, Peter Lloyd; James Pellerite

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Associate Professor (July 2018-) University of Victoria
  • Assistant Professor (2015-2018) UVic
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (2011-2015) UVic
  • Senior Lecturer University of the Arts and Faculty at Settlement Music School (Philadelphia, US) 

PERFORMANCES

  • Featured guest artist Edmonton Flute Society 2019
  • Guest artist: Suzhou University; Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and Guangzhou Opera House; East China Normal University (Shanghai, China); 2018
  • Guest artist Loja International Music Festival (Ecuador) 2018
  • Lecture recital Memorial University (St. Johns, Newfoundland) 2018
  • Recital German Literature Archives (Marbach, Germany) 2017
  • “Music by the Sea” festival resident artist (Bamfield, BC) 2015

ADJUDICATION AND CLINICS

  • Adjudicator for Kiwanis Festival Vancouver, BC 2018
  • Jury member: FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Artists on Recordings) 2017-
  • Mount Royal Conservatory of Music (Calgary, AB) 2016
  • Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) 2015
  • Kelowna Community Music School (BC) 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015
  • Adjudicator: Canadian Flute Association national competition (Toronto, ON) 2013

GRANTS, AWARDS, PRIZES

  • “Strategic Impact Fund” grant: “Historical Injustices, Current Realities” interdisciplinary research project and “Silenced Voices” recording project (Centaur Records label) 2019-2022 
  • Orion Fund Scholar exchange with Suzhou University (December 2018)
  • Craigdarroch Research Award for “Excellence in Artistic Expression” University of Victoria 2017
  • UVic Scholarly Conference and Artistic Performance Travel grant (2018 Loja, Ecuador; 2017 Stuttgart, Germany;  2016 San Diego; 2015 Chicago; 2014  Kelowna BC; 2013 Toronto ON)
  • Grant from Forum Voix Étoufées conference  (Berlin, DE) 2016
  • Jewish Federation Community Grant and UVic Internal Research/Creative Project Grant for 2017 CD project
  • Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and Chutzpah! Festival 2013
  • First Prize, Mid-South Flute Competition (national competition TN, USA) 1995
  • First Prize UArts Concerto Competition Jolivet Concerto (Philadelphia) 1990
  • Second Prize New York Flute Club Competition 1990
  • Prize winner National Flute Talk Magazine Competition (USA); 1989 

INTERVIEWS

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Chamber Music (Re)Discoveries” CD 2017 and website: http://ssnizek.finearts.uvic.ca
  • “The Abyss and The Berries.” In The Impact of Nazism on the Development of Twentieth Century Music, edited by Erik Levi. Wien: Böhlau Verlag (2014).
  • “Spiritual Vitamins: Music in Huyton and Central Internment Camps May 1940– January 1941.” In Creativity behind barbed wire: the tangible and intangible heritage of prisoners of war, edited by Gilly Carr and Harold Mytum. New York: Routledge (2012).
  • “Music and the Holocaust: British Internment, Music and Hans Gál.” World ORT Music during the Holocaust, edited by Shirli Gilbert. Available at http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/musicians-in-exile/hans-gal/ (2011).

AFFILIATIONS