Johnny Nichols, Jr.
Johnny Nichols, Jr., native of Louisiana, holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Performance and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He received his vocal, instrumental, conducting, and pedagogy training at American University, University of Louisiana Monroe, and Texas Southern University.
A current educator, Johnny has taught high school and middle school choir and theater for over eleven years, and is often called to local schools to serve as a clinician to vocal ensembles and theater programs. Throughout his career, he has been named to lead honor choirs in Louisiana, Texas, and Massachusetts area districts, as well as an adjudicator for MMEA, METG, and SEMBSA organizations. Previously Johnny was the Director of Education and Outreach for Revels, Inc. where he was instrumental in curriculum development and program development in the performing arts. In addition, Johnny is the Artistic Director and conductor for the Ipswich River Community Chorus.
Mr. Nichols spends the reminder of his artistic time conducting operas and other large works, directing plays and musicals for adult and youth shows throughout the country, music directing projects, teaching voice lessons to youth and adults, and arranging choral music.