Thank you for visiting my website. This is a great place for me to archive memories of my five years at Oberlin, while preparing for new adventures in Montreal!

This past year has been particularly exciting: finishing up two degrees, traveling to new cities, and expanding my horizons beyond solo playing. Some notable highlights include playing Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” with Oberlin’s Musical Union, teaching secondary harpsichord and organ students, and putting together a baroque opera….all in one year (along with 3 degree recitals!). Directing Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was perhaps the most rewarding experience this year. I not only sharpened my continuo skills, but learned how to interact with singers, directors, actors, dancers, and string players in a refreshing and exciting rendition of a well-known opera.

Interview by Cleveland Classical

Review of one performance

Oberlin has  taught me how rewarding it is to be immersed in so many different disciplines all at once. These years of exploration into the worlds of organ playing, continuo, ensemble singing, church music, teaching, and research are definitely memories to be cherished.



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  1. Hi Nicholas,

    I have been listening to your performance of Durufle’s “Prelude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain” on YouTube. It is so satisfying.

    Glad you are coming to Canada. I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and sing in the choir of All Saints Anglican Cathedral. Our choir master is Paul Halley, who is quite a stunning organist himself.

    All the best,
    Scott Beard

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