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 Orchestra.
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
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