Music Director - Oklahoma!
Rehearsal/Band Pianist - The Last Five Years
Nicola works in classical and musical theatre genres as a pianist, music director, singer and coach. She holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Collaborative Piano from the University of Manitoba, a conducting certificate, and a diploma in voice performance. She was on faculty as a coach/pianist for two years at the UBC Summer Vocal Institute, has been a pianist at Provincial and National music festivals, and for the past year has played for the University of Manitoba Opera Ensemble.
Recent musical theatre projects include music director for Into the Woods and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (Secondary Characters), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (University of the Fraser Valley Theatre) and The Fantasticks (Gallery 7 Theatre). Her directing experience also includes conducting choirs, and she founded and directed vocal ensemble Pieces of Eight, an octet that performed a wide range of styles, and was recognized for it’s eclectic and audience-friendly concerts.
Nicola is spending six weeks this summer at Opera NUOVA in Edmonton, as pianist for Dead Man Walking, and looks forward to sharing the musical direction of Oklahoma with Rebecca, and working on The Last Five Years with Renate!