Based in Boston, Scott is an accomplished pianist known as much for exceptional sensitivity to the performers he accompanies as for his technique.

“Scott Nicholas, as the piano accompanist, here 
  as elsewhere, was sensitive and adroit in  

  underscoring the changing moods, at first playful,

  then regal and majestic.”



— Liane Curtis

 

 

"Concord Women's chorus Celebrates 50 Years with Regional Women Composers, Poets"

 

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

May 15, 2010



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With a repertoire spanning classical and musical theater, Scott has appeared throughout the U.S. and internationally in solo and chamber performances and has accompanied such preeminent singers as Nancy Armstrong, Robert Honeysucker, and Jessica Cooper. In addition, he has served as the rehearsal and performance pianist for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Borromeo String Quartet, the US Airforce Clarinet Ensemble, Longwood Opera, the Minnesota Opera, the Boston Secession, the Concord Women's Chorus, Boston Lyric Opera's outreach programs and the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition, among others.

 

Scott has recorded several works by Graham Gordon Ramsay, most recently “Six Piano Preludes,” part of a 

 

 collection of solo instrumental works from Albany Records (2013). He has also recorded frequently with E.C. Schirmer's Philovox Ensemble and performed on WGBH-FM and WBUR-FM in Boston.


An experienced music director, he has served in that capacity for several organizations including the New England Conservatory Opera Workshop, Central Square Theater, Franklin Performing Arts Company, Suffolk University, and Emerson College.


Scott’s affiliations with Suffolk University and Emerson College extend to teaching. He’s on the faculty at Emerson and is a senior lecturer at Suffolk, where he teaches piano and coaches opera and music theater. He’s also a faculty member at Encore Music Academy, offering instruction in piano, theory, and vocal coaching.


He holds a B.A. in music education from The College of New Jersey and an M.M. in accompanying/coaching from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with and was inspired by Margo Garrett.

“Scott Nicholas, as the piano accompanist, here ​
  as elsewhere, was sensitive and adroit in  

  underscoring the changing moods, at first playful,

  then regal and majestic.”

 

    The Boston Musical Intelligencer

 — Liane Curtis

 

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Based in Boston, Scott is an accomplished pianist known as much for exceptional sensitivity to the performers he accompanies as for his technique.

With a repertoire spanning classical and musical theater, Scott has appeared throughout the U.S. and internationally in solo and chamber performances and has accompanied such preeminent singers as Nancy Armstrong, Robert Honeysucker, and Jessica Cooper. In addition, he has served as the rehearsal and performance pianist for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Borromeo String Quartet, the US Airforce Clarinet Ensemble, Longwood Opera, the Minnesota Opera, the Boston Secession, the Concord Women's Chorus, Boston Lyric Opera's outreach programs and the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition, among others.

 

Scott has recorded several works by Graham Gordon Ramsay, most recently “Six Piano Preludes,” part of a collection of solo instrumental works from Albany Records (2013). He has also recorded frequently with E.C. Schirmer's Philovox Ensemble and performed on WGBH-FM and WBUR-FM in Boston.

An experienced music director, he has served in that capacity for several organizations including the New England Conservatory Opera Workshop, Central Square Theater, Franklin Performing Arts Company, Suffolk University, and Emerson College.

Scott’s affiliations with Suffolk University and Emerson College extend to teaching. He’s on the faculty at Emerson and is a master lecturer at Suffolk, where he teaches piano and coaches opera and music theater. He’s also a faculty member at Encore Music Academy, offering instruction in piano, theory, and vocal coaching.
 

He holds a B.A. in music education from The College of New Jersey and an M.M. in accompanying/coaching from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with and was inspired by Margo Garrett.

Contact Scott Nicholas at (617) 721-9323  •  scott_nicholas@comcast.net

 

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