Title: Choral Music Education
Bryan E. Nichols is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at The University of Akron, where he teaches undergraduate methods classes, supervises student teachers, and directs the University Singers. 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 supervised student teachers in Washington and Ohio and assisted students with new Teacher Performance Assessment for certification. 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 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. He has commissioned five works and gave joint performances with many choirs including the Indianapolis Children’s Chorus and the Minnesota Boychoir.
Dr. Nichols has been published in the Journal of Music Teacher Education, UPDATE, Contributions to Music Education, General Music Today, and the Choral Journal. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Music Educators Journal. His scholarly interests include singing accuracy, music teacher education, and sight-singing pedagogy. He has presented his work at both national and international conferences. Dr. Nichols earned the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Kentucky, the Master of Music Education from Florida State University, and the PhD from the University of Washington.