Nicole OliverClarinet Instructor, Flute Instructor, Saxophone Instructor
Nicole Oliver was born in Calgary, Alberta. She developed a passion for music while attending the Alberta High School of Fine Arts where she played the Saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble and Clarinet in the concert band. Nicole Learned to play flute in while playing in the pit orchestra for her school's production of ‘Annie.’ She then joined the Calgary Stetsons showband where she played Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe and Tuba in her two years with this ensemble.
Nicole is in the process of completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Calgary with a specialization in saxophone performance. She is studying Saxophone under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Brown. In her degree, she has played with the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic band. She has also had opportunities to play in lessons and masterclasses from saxophonists such as Kenneth Radnofsky, Mark Dejong and Charles Stolte.
Nicole is actively performing in ensembles around Calgary such as the Calgary Wind Symphony, HMCS Tecumseh Band and the HMCS Tecumseh Jazz Combo and the Mount Royal University Saxophone Quartet. Through these ensembles, she is performing in various venues around both Calgary and Canada. Highlights of Nicole’s musical experience include performing in a MACBDA competition in Wisconsin and Performing in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She teaches clinics to Jr High and High School students around the city and has been teaching private lessons for the past four years.