Distinguished performer and educator
Jonathan Nichol is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Oklahoma. He holds both a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2010) and Master of Music degree (2007) from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Michigan University (2005). Nichol’s primary teachers have been John Nichol, Joseph Lulloff, Rob Smith, Diego Rivera, and Rodney Whitaker.
Nichol was a semi-finalist in the 2009 International Concert Artist Guild Competition and a finalist in the 2012 International Concert Artist Guild Competition with h2 quartet. He is a recipient of the prestigious Michigan State University Distinguished Fellowship and is a Presser Scholar. Nichol was the winner of the Central Michigan University Concerto Competition and two-time winner of the Michigan State University Concerto Competition. He has performed solos with the Alma Symphony Orchestra and Grand Valley State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and has also performed with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, and many other ensembles. Michol is a member of the acclaimed h2 quartet, recipients of the prestigious Gold Medal at the 2007 Fischoff Mational Chamber Music Competition and the First Prize Award at the inaugural North American Saxophone Alliance Chamber Music Competition.
To learn more about Jonathan Nichol, visit www.jonathannichol.com.