Nicole Aldrich

​Head of Performance, Choral Director, Lecturer, Director of Choral Activities, and Director of Undergraduate Studies
DMA, University of Maryland
MA, Northwestern University

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  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1030
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899
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Nicole Aldrich is director of Choral Activities. She directs the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir and teaches conducting.

Nicole Aldrich is Director of Choral Activities at Washington University in St. Louis, where she directs the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir and teaches applied voice, choral literature, and conducting. Before her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, she served as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Delaware from 2000 to 2007. She has prepared choruses for Helmuth Rilling, James Ross, and Paul Goodwin, has conducted honor choirs in six states, and is a frequent guest clinician and lecturer, with special focus on the application of solo voice studio techniques to the ensemble rehearsal.


Dr. Aldrich earned a master's degree in conducting from Northwestern University and studied both piano and voice at Virginia Wesleyan College, graduating summa cum laude.  She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the National Association for Music Education, and the American Choral Directors Association.