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) ...
21 May 2015, News
Fall 2011 Events
12/3/2011 - Nicole presented a paper on complex emotions in Beethoven's Piano Sonata no. 31 in A-flat, op. 110 at the Gesellschaft fur Musiktheorie's annual meeting in Bern, Switzerland (via Skype!). 11/18/2011 - Nicole's Etude-Fantasy for solo flute was premiered by Eric Bowling at The Bishop, an off-campus venue in Bloomington, IN. (8PM) 10/14/2011 - Nicole performed the third movement of Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata no. 7 in B-flat, op. 83 at IU's annual Graduate Theory Association Recital in ...
21 May 2015, News
Summer 2011 Performances
7/10/2011 - Nicole served as the orchestral pianist in a recital featuring Mozart's beloved Piano Concerto in C major, K467 , with soloist June Xiao. View the concert program here . Recording forthcoming via IU Variations software. Summer 2011 - Nicole will serve as a solo and collaborative artist on select Saturday nights at the Story Inn restaurant (Story, IN).
21 May 2015, News
Spring 2011 Premieres
4/9, 5/21/2011 - Nicole presented her paper on Rachmaninoff at both the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis (Santa Barbara, CA) and at Louisiana State University's inaugural Biennial Music Colloquium (Baton Rouge, LA), by which point she has given this paper five times in five states in five months! 3/29/2011 - Two movements of Nicole's Sextet for mixed chamber ensemble were performed at IU's Jacobs School of Music under the baton of Jason Jedlicka, conductor, with the composer at the ...