Scott Nicholas, pianist
With a repertoire spanning classical and musical theater, pianist Scott Nicholas has appeared throughout the U.S. and internationally in solo and chamber performances. He has served as pianist for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Three Irish Tenors, the Borromeo String Quartet, the U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty’s Clarinet Quartet, Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera’s outreach programs, the Concord Women’s Chorus, the Boston Music Theatre Project and the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition, among others. Scott has recorded several works by Boston composer Graham Gordon Ramsay, most recently “Six Piano Preludes,” part of a collection of solo instrumental works from Albany Records (2013). He has also recorded frequently with E.C. Schirmer’s Philovox Ensemble and has been heard on WGBH-FM and WBUR-FM in Boston.
He has served as music director for several organizations including Central Square Theater, Franklin School for the Performing Arts, Franklin Performing Arts Company, Suffolk University, the New England Conservatory’s Opera Workshop and St. Michael’s Playhouse, VT. Mr. Nicholas is on the faculty of Emerson College and is a senior lecturer at Suffolk University where he teaches piano and coaches opera and music theater. He’s also a faculty member at Encore Music Academy offering instruction in piano, theory and vocal coaching. He holds a B.A. in music education from The College of New Jersey and a M.M. in accompanying/coaching from the New England Conservatory.