01 June 2017, News
Summer 2017 Updates
June 2017 - My review of R. Ryan Endris's Music Theory for Beginners book is now up on the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy's website! Check it out here! May 2017 - If you haven't checked out my recordings in a little while, I've recently posted several selections from my busy semester of recital performances and recordings at IU. Check them out on my YouTube channel ! In addition, Patty Lazzara and Allison Franzetti's beautiful performance of my Minuet in A can be heard on YouTube here . Many thanks ...
06 January 2017, News
Winter/Spring 2017 News and Performances
April 30, 2017 - A piece from my compositional "early period" (if one could call it that!), my Minuet in A for flute and piano from 2002, will be featured at the Steve Markoff & Friends "OKFlutePid" benefit concert for the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter in New Jersey on April 30! The performers are also planning to film a documentary about the rehearsal and performance process. Click here to view the Facebook event and RSVP! January 2017 - I'm thrilled to announce that the first few of my ...
28 October 2016, News
Fall 2016 Events
November 2016 - I'm happy to have been granted the opportunity to serve as an MTNA composition competition judge again this year (marking my 3rd consecutive year adjudicating for the MTNA in various stages of the composition competitions). Teaching composition (and especially adjudicating it) can be difficult, but I hope I'm offering some useful advice when I evaluate these pieces by talented young composers from around the US! October 2016 - I've been keeping busy this year as a collaborative ...
23 September 2016, News
Spring/Summer 2016 Events
May 2016 - Mark your calendars! Fantastic Dances (2011) for percussion duo will be premiered by Joseph Van Hassel and Daniel McCloud at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke on Tuesday, Sept. 27 of this year! - Piano studio enrollment will reopen this May! The summer term is a great time to dive headfirst into your piano studies, whether you're beginning them for the first time or resuming after years off from lessons. I regularly offer lesson packages for 2x per week or 3x per week in order to ...
04 December 2015, News
Fall 2015 News
12/4/2015 - Merri Williams's review of Venturing Beyond has been published in the December issue of The Piano Bench Mag! For more information on the mag and how you can subscribe, visit their Facebook page ! Piano studio enrollment remains closed; however, interested prospective students are welcome to contact me for updates on when slots may open (as they sometimes do at the start of a new semester). I am always accepting students for music theory/composition instruction as well as accompanying ...
31 July 2015, News
Summer 2015 Events
7/2015 - My summer and fall composition projects, slated for European performances, are beginning to take shape, including a commission for a work for tuba and small ensemble and a revised men's choir arrangement of Seasons (2003), originally for SSA choir! I am still accepting new piano, composition, and theory students as well. I have concluded my session at Blue Lake, which featured collaborations with sopranos Courtney Piercey and Leslie Mason as well as a large concert with the SSA choir and a ...
23 May 2015, News
Spring 2015 News
5/23/2015 - For those who haven't heard, I have expanded my musical services to include recording demos of your solo piano compositions (provided they are doable within time constraints), as I am currently working on one such project. This may be particularly useful for composers who are not themselves pianists, but would like to have their compositions read by a real pianist. In addition, I'll provide advice on writing effectively for the piano (though if much work needs to be done in this area, I'll ...
21 May 2015, News
2014 Events
11/2014 - Nicole served as a regional adjudicator for the Music Teachers National Association Student Composition Competition, evaluating elementary through Young Artist-level submissions. Congratulations to the division winners! 8/4-8/17/2014 - Nicole just successfully completed her first session as Faculty and Chair of the Composition Department at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Session IV, Middle School) in Twin Lake, Michigan, having been hired for the position only two weeks prior. 7/12/2014 - ...
21 May 2015, News
2013 News and Performances
b>10/3/2013 - Nicole's Divertimento for string quartet was premiered by the International String Quartet of Yucatan to an enthusiastic reception in Merida, Mexico. The run-through and performance can be viewed on Youtube here . Fall 2013 - Nicole will be performing with violinist Amy Schlicher as a newly-formed Duo del Mare aboard the MS Maasdam cruise liner (Holland America) for three months between September 28 and January 3, 2014. 6/14/2013 - Nicole has begun composing a series of ...
21 May 2015, News
2012 Happenings
12/2012 - Nicole's compositions will soon be featured at the LA-based production library Premier Tracks , which will make them available to film, commercial, TV and radio producers around the world. 10/19/2012 - The first movement of Nicole's Piano Trio in C minor was featured in recital at IU's Jacobs School of Music (with John Kluge, cello, and Ari Fisher, violin). In addition, the trio performed John Kluge's Song Without Words , and Nicole also served as a song accompanist. (Auer Hall, 5PM) ...
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