Associate Music Director - Nicole Keller
Nicole Keller is in demand as a solo and chamber music recitalist, adjudicator, and clinician on the organ and harpsichord. She specializes in eclectic programs suited to instrument and audience with a desire to expand the listener’s horizons by pairing familiar sounds and genres with less familiar ones. She has concertized in the States and abroad in venues such as St. Patrick Cathedral in New York, Cathédrale Notre Dame in Paris, Dom St. Stephan in Passau, and The Kazakh National University for the Arts in Astana, Kazakhstan. She is on faculty at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio and is the Associate Organist at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal), Cleveland.
Nicole's extensive church music experience includes work with volunteer and professional choirs and instrumental ensembles devoted to the highest level of music for worship. She is devoted to the development of amateur and volunteer choristers and musicians of every age level. Nicole has created organ and choral scholar programs at small to mid-size parishes, developed successful children's choir programs, and has led choirs on tour in the states and abroad including choral residencies at Bristol Cathedral, U.K. and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland. As a teacher, she strives to foster and model a commitment to excellence in performance, scholarship and self-growth as students deepen their love of music and their instrument. Her former students have been accepted into and attended prestigious graduate schools throughout the country and enjoy successful musical careers in a variety of settings.
Nicole received the Performer’s Certificate and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under the tutelage of David Higgs. While at Eastman, she studied continuo with Arthur Haas and improvisation with Gerre Hancock. She received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music studying piano with George Cherry and Jean Stell and organ with Margaret Scharf.