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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 ...
22 May 2015, Article
Research Papers (Titles and Abstracts)
If you decide to cite my work in your own research, I'd love to have a copy of your paper as well! Hearing Stylistic Lateness in the First Movement of Mozart’s Final Piano Concerto, K595 Given at Music Theory Midwest, May 8, 2015 Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 27 in B-flat, K595, completed in January 1791, represents the composer’s final contribution to the genre. As such, it has been retrospectively designated a “swan song” or musical “farewell.” Mozart’s biographical circumstances do not support ... Comments: 1
22 May 2015, Article
Complete Works List
For information on earlier works or others not included in this list, feel free to email me via the Contact page. In most cases, I would be happy to furnish you with scores and parts at no charge. If you are interested in programming my compositions, please notify me so I may include a link to the event listing on my News page. All I request in return is a copy of the recording, program and program notes (if available). Many thanks for your interest! (Works denoted by an asterisk (*) can be heard ...
21 May 2015, Article
Teaching, Tutoring, Accompanying, and Transcription Services
Teaching, Tutoring, Transcribing/Copyist Work, Recording, and Accompanying Piano/Music Theory/Composition Instruction (Shaker Heights/Beachwood local): Please contact me for a customized quote! Piano/Music Theory/Composition Instruction (Westlake Music Academy): Please visit  the Westlake Music Academy  's website for more information on current rates and studio offerings! Skype Instruction (theory, piano, composition, and aural skills): Please contact me for a customized quote! ...
21 May 2015, Article
Reviews and Press
Press Article from the Northville Record on Nicole and her piano trio - July 2007 (PDF) Guest Reviews of the Duo del Mare (Nicole DiPaolo and Amy Schlicher) The below comments are taken from the post-cruise surveys given to each guest upon disembarkation. On Holland America's ships, the violin/piano duo is always called "Adagio" (the Duo del Mare is Amy and Nicole's own name). Voyage 773 - ms Maasdam "The Adagio duo were (sic) fabulous!" "We really enjoy listening to Adagio ...
21 May 2015, Article
Audio and Video Recordings
Selected Recordings (all were recorded live unless otherwise noted) Please Note: the hosted files are slowly, but surely being replaced by YouTube links (to prevent dealing with hosting sites being sold or changed as they have a few times already). You may view most of the videos at the DiPaoloPiano YouTube channel; however, a few of them are hosted on other channels. All links will open in new windows. Enjoy! NEW! Nicole and violinist Jamie Lee playing the Canzonetta (2nd movement) of ...
21 May 2015, Article
Solo Repertoire List
Note: Nicole's chamber and collaborative repertoire is listed in a separate document . *Titles marked with an asterisk can be heard via  Nicole's YouTube channel  and others on YouTube. Alkan, Charles-Valentin Etude in g minor, op. 39 no. 3 "Scherzo Diabolico" Etude for the Left Hand "Fantasy", op. 76 no. 1 Bach, Johann Sebastian Inventions : nos. 4 (d minor), 8 (F major), 13 (A minor), 14 (Bb major) Sinfonias : nos. 1 (C major), 3 (D major), 15 (b minor) French ...
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) ...