Nicole DeMaio

Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Classical Composition, Composition, Contemporary Composition, Flute, Saxophone

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Nicole DeMaio is a composer, performer, and educator who was born in Bogota, Colombia and is currently living in the NYC area. As a woodwind doubler, Nicole performs on flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoon. She has recently worked as a substitute musician on Broadway’s “"Some Like It Hot", "Aladdin”, “1776”, “Kimberly Akimbo”, “A Strange Loop”, and “Beetlejuice”. Nicole was a member of the 2020 National Broadway Tour for An American in Paris, performing the Reed 2 book. She has also worked as a Reed 2 (clarinet) substitute on the Fiddler on the Roof National Tour.

Nicole has appeared at Lincoln Center with Ariana DeBose for her solo show "Authenticity", as well as for Tony Award Nominee L Morgan Lee's solo show at MCC Theatre. She has also performed live with Jessica Vosk, Brian d'Arcy James, Robin DeJesus, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, and more.

Nicole is a member of The Broadway Sinfonietta, an all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra. With The Sinfonietta, Nicole has been apart of multiple projects, including the group's Carnegie Hall Presents concert, Dylan Mulvaney's "365 Days of Girlhood: LIVE from the Rainbow Room", Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, Laura Bell Bundy's "Women of Tomorrow" concert, and more.

She earned degrees in Multiple Woodwind Performance from NJCU, Music Education and Music Theory/Composition from Montclair State University, and a degree in Composition from The Boston Conservatory.

Before moving back to NJ, she lived in Boston and taught music for grades 7-12 at Boston College High School and private lessons across Massachusetts.

As a composer, Nicole’s work has been performed across the nation and has won several awards. Her piece "Solo for Bassoon Alone" was apart of the required repertoire for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition. She has previous received awards from Vox Novus, the Pictures Composition Contest, and more. She was recently commissioned by The Rivers School Conservatory, Classical Music Indy, Infrasound, and Yale School of Music’s Music in Schools Initiative.

She is the current Director of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, a group focused on commissioning and performing new music, interdisciplinary collaboration, and audience education.

As a beginner I will work with you on instrument assembly and care, acquiring good practice habits, and learning the basics. I am also comfortable working with you to buy or rent an instrument if you do not already own one. If you've been playing for a while I will work with you on assigned ensemble music, audition repertoire, and anything else you'd like!

American Federation of Musicians

Jan, 2020

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Apr, 2010

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

National Association for Music Education

Sep, 2009

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Sep, 2009

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

American Choral Directors Association

Sep, 2013

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

International Clarinet Association

Sep, 2015

The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

International Double Reed Society

Jan, 2019

The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

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