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.  There she directs the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir and teaches conducting.  She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Maryland, where she studied with Edward Maclary and James Ross.  At Maryland she directed the University Chorale and prepared the University Concert Choir for performances conducted by Helmuth Rilling and Paul Goodwin. 

Prior to her studies at the University of Maryland, Dr. Aldrich served as associate director of choral activities at the University of Delaware from 2000 to 2007.  There she was the conductor of the school’s premier women’s ensemble, University Singers, and also taught undergraduate and graduate conducting and applied voice.  Her experience as a teacher of singing greatly influences her work as a choral conductor, and her choirs are known for their healthy approach to vocal technique, well-blended choral sound, and sensitive singing.  Dr. Aldrich has directed honor choirs in four states and has presented workshops on vocal health, vocal training in the choral rehearsal, and choral intonation at state and regional conferences.

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 and the American Choral Directors Association.