Nicole Parks

Semiosis Quartet - Violin

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Violinist Nicole Parks uses her career as a performer and educator to bring new music and inclusive programming to a wide range of audiences. She is co-founder of the Semiosis Quartet, a string quartet specializing in music from the 20th and 21st centuries, and she frequently performs with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, as well as other contemporary ensembles. She is the concertmaster of the Arlington Philharmonic and performs regularly with ensembles including Odyssey Opera, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and others.

A member of the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Adjunct Faculty, Nicole conducts the University Orchestra, gives violin and viola lessons, teaches conducting courses, and oversees the UML String Project, a nonprofit organization providing affordable string instruction for youth, as well as an opportunity for undergraduate students to develop as educators and leaders. During the summers, she serves as a violin faculty member and conductor at the Governor’s School of North Carolina, where she teaches classes on history, theory, trends in contemporary music, diversity and inclusiveness within the classical music world, improvisation, and related topics through discussion-based classes.