Professor of Saxophone
John Nichol, Professor of Saxophone, has taught
at Central Michigan University since 1980.
Professor Nichol has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in
Montreaux, Switzerland (1997), the North Sea Jazz Festival at The Hague,
Netherlands (1997) and the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival (2000,
2001, 2002). Professor Nichol has also
performed by invitation at seven World Saxophone Congresses: Chicago, Illinois (1979), Nuremberg, Germany
(1982), Kawasaki, Japan (1988), Valencia, Spain (1997) and Montreal, Canada
(2000), Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003), St. Andrews, Scotland (2012). Nichol has recently performed with the Jimmy
Dorsey Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the
Lansing Symphony Big Band, the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Flint
Symphony Orchestra, the Saginaw Bay Orchestra and the Midland Symphony
Professor Nichol is an active
adjudicator for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and has
taught saxophone and coached saxophone ensembles at the Interlochen Center for
the Arts Summer Camp (2005, 2006, 2007).
Professor Nichol is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is Past President of
the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Phone: (989) 774-3848
Room: MU 273
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