Bryan Nichols

Bryan Nichols

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Music - Choral
Office: Guzzetta Hall 260
Phone: 330-972-8525
Email: bnichols@uakron.edu


Biography

Bryan E. Nichols is a teacher and conductor at The University of Akron, where he instructs undergraduate methods classes and supervises student teachers. Dr. Nichols has a variety of teaching experience at all levels, including extensive experience as a middle school and high school choral director. He has been active with local and state organizations of NAfME and ACDA. He served on the Future Directions Committee for the Kentucky Music Educators Association was the Region 4 Choral Chair. He currently serves ACDA as the Ohio middle level R&R chair; he was the high school R&S Chair for the state of Kentucky, where his choirs consistently received superior ratings, performed for the Kentucky Music Educators Association, and toured all regions of the country. Ensembles under his direction have commissioned five works and have given joint performances with ensembles from the Indianapolis Children’s Chorus and the Minnesota Boychoir.

Dr. Nichols has been published in the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Musicae Scientiae, Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, UPDATE, Contributions to Music Education, General Music Today, and the Choral Journal. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Music Educators Journal and the editorial board for Contributions to Music Education. His scholarly interests include singing accuracy, music teacher education, and sight-singing pedagogy, and he has presented his work at both national and international conferences. Dr. Nichols earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Kentucky, the Master of Music Education from Florida State University, and a PhD from the University of Washington.