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Nicole DeMaio

Nicole DeMaio

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Nicole DeMaio is a Colombian-American composer, performer, and educator living in Jersey City, NJ. As a woodwind doubler, Nicole performs on flute, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. Currently, she works as a substitute musician on Broadway's "Aladdin", "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 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 works have been performed across the nation and have won many awards. She was recently commissioned by The Rivers School Conservatory 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.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Pit Musician (Other)

    My Instruments

    • Bassoon
    • Clarinet
    • Flute
    • Piccolo
    • Saxophone

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand

    Additional Skills

    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • ASCAP
    • MUSE
    • NAfME

    Person of Color?

    • Yes