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November 30, 2020

Michigan Thespian Festival

Nick will be adjudicating for the Musical Theatre Performance Category of the Michigan Thespian Festival. This is Nick’s fourth year participating with the festival, which brings together thousands of high school thespians together for a weekend of immersive theatre, workshops, and individual events.

Learn more about the Michigan Educational Theatre Association

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March 19-20, 2021

THEMposium

Nick will be one of 5 professional musicians presenting a workshop at THEMposium entitled “Singing for Our Soul."   This workshop, geared for LGBTQIA+ youth from ages 13-18, while address positive coping through vocal music. 

Learn more about THEM Youth Ensemble

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March 24-27, 2021

European Association for Music in Schools

Nick will be presenting a workshop entitled Empowering our Youth Through Emotional Awareness at the European Association for Music in Schools at the Music is What People Do National Conference. 

Learn more about the European Association for Music in Schools 

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April 16-17, 2021

College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference

Nick will be presenting a workshop at the College Music Society’s Great Lakes Regional Conference entitled Welcome Home: Empowering our Youth Through Emotional Awareness. This workshop will address a music educators role in cultivating a trauma-sensitive classroom, strategies for creating trust within an ensemble, and generating resilience within our music classrooms. Topics will include trauma-sensitive instruction, shame, shame resilience, vulnerability, trust, and emotional awareness.

 

Learn more about the College Music Society conference

April 11, 2021 @ 2pm

Master's Recital

Nicholas Sienkiewicz and Matthias Murphy 

Nick and Matthias will be giving a short recital in the Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall. Both Matthias and Nick will be performing ten minutes of music with masked socially distanced vocal chamber ensembles. The link is private, so please reach out via the contact form, or the email list on the top of this page to be sent the link! 

Learn more about the Master's program in Choral Conducting at the Jacobs School of Music 

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April 20, 2020

World Premiere of "Bezos and Me" 

Nick will be premiering a new composition for chamber chorus entitled "Bezos and 

Me" with music by Hippocrates Cheng and text by Lucas Burkett.  

More detailed information is to come soon! 

June 1 - August 29, 2021

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts 

Nick will be starting his position as the Head of Voice for the Summer at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Nick will participate in rehearsing and conducting a portion of the eighty musical theatre performances done at French Woods every Summer. Furthermore, Nick will play an active role in teaching voice students, instructing in piano labs, and working with vocal chamber ensembles. 

More detailed information is to come soon! 

Learn more about French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

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October 9-10, 2021

Considering Matthew Shepard with the Bloomington Chamber Singers

Nick will be playing the role of Matthew Shepard in the Bloomington Chamber Singers production of Craig Hella Johnson's Considering Matthew Shepard. The performances will occur on October 9 at 7:30pm and October 10 at 2:00pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the BCT Box Office  and more information about this incredible production can be found on the Bloomington Chamber Singers website

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October 23, 2021

Singing Hoosiers Fall Concert 

Nick will be conducting and performing with IU's Singing Hoosiers during their Fall Concert in Auer Hall at 8pm. More information about the concert can be found at https://events.iu.edu/event/201161-singing-hoosiers-fall-concert-chris-albanese

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October 31, 2021

Graduate Recital 

Nick will be conducting his second graduate recital at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. With a full chorus and string quartet, Nick will be conducting Jake Runestad's incredibly moving work The Hope of Loving. 

Learn more about The Hope of Loving 

December 4, 2021

Chimes of Christmas with the Singing Hoosiers 

Nick will be performing with the Singing Hoosiers along with conducting two works on the program. Nick currently serves as the Assistant Conductor for the ensembles.

 

Celebrate the holiday season with the Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers when they return to IU Auditorium for the jolliest family-friendly event of the year, Chimes of Christmas. The Singing Hoosiers deck their annual concert with a revue of contemporary songs, favorite carols, and classical choral arrangements sure to make your holiday spirits bright.

The Singing Hoosiers, directed by Dr. Chris Albanese, are a Bloomington favorite with over half a century of tradition in contemporary vocal performance. They have enchanted audiences all over the country and the globe, with performances in more than 26 countries.

Featuring performances by Jacobs School of Music ensembles, the performers will come together to make your holidays merry and bright with this beloved Bloomington tradition.

Get tickets through the IU Auditorium here.

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December 5, 2021
3pm

Britten's St. Nicolas with the Bloomington Chamber Singers

Nick will be conducting the SA treble ensemble for this performance.

 

St. Nicolas is a dramatic jewel of a cantata by Benjamin Britten that depicts St. Nicolas’ life, faith, miracles, and his enduring legacy. Crozier’s libretto invites the audience to join in singing two beautiful hymns at key moments: ‘All people that on earth do dwell’ and ‘God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform.’

Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 is a charming yet sublime work written for treble voices with harp accompaniment. One of his best-known and most-performed works, the carols evoke enchanting atmospheres that range from the freezing, damp cold of an English winter, to gratitude for the dew and birdsong of April, to the wondrous mystery of the Rose (Mary) who bore Jesus.

 

Tickets: $15; purchase at the door, or using the link here

February 16-19, 2022

Midwest Region ACDA Conference

Nick will be traveling to Chicago with IU's NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Dominick DiOrio. The group will be performing several works, including two world premieres, and a concert premiere. Nick will also be leading Michael Bussewitz-Quarm's Nigra Sum in one of the conference reading sessions. 

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​March 2-5, 2022

Western Region American Choral Director's Association Conference

Nick will be traveling to Long Beach this Spring as an invited presenter at ACDA Western Regional Conference. He will be giving a workshop entitled Cultivating a Choral Culture of Connectedness. The abstract of the presentation is as follows: 

"Research is crafting a clearer picture on the role of mental health and trauma in our modern world. Choral music provides a unique place to begin to address these present realities. It is essential that we begin to recognize the importance of emotional intelligence, social connection, and trauma-informed instruction in arguably the most personal musical art form. In this session, we will discuss how to craft an educational environment that facilitates excellent music learning, encourages students to remain present, passionate, motivated, and engaged, while creating a space that encourages vulnerability, emphasizes psychological safety, and cultivates connection within the group."

March 8, 2022

World Premiere: Past Life Incantations by Charlie Banta

Nick has the distinct pleasure of conducting the premiere of Charlie Banta's new work for SSAATTBB chorus entitled Past Life Incantations. The work will be premiered as part of Charlie's senior composition recital. 

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April 3, 2022

Vonnegut Requiem 

Nick will be a guest conductor for the Vonnegut Requiem with NOTUS, under the direction of Dr. Dominick DiOrio. Nick will be conducting MVT VIII of the work entitled Holy, Holy, Holy, written by Dr. Don Freund. 

Learn more about the Vonnegut Requiem here 

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April 15-16 & 22-23, 2022

HMS Pinafore with IU Opera Theatre 

Nick will be serving as one of the Assistant Chorus Masters for IU Opera Theatre's production of HMS Pinafore, written by Gilbert and Sullivan. Nick will be working alongside doctoral student Alex Koppel, and under the direction of Chorus Master Walter Huff and Conductor Brian Eads. 

More information about the production can be found here

April 23, 2022

Master's Recital 

Nick will be giving his final Master's recital as he wraps up his Master of Music in Choral Conducting degree at the IU Jacobs School of Music. This program focuses on music from the Late Renaissance through the Romantic period. Works will include compositions by Orlando di Lasso, Joseph Haydn, and Johannes Brahms. 

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April 25, 2022

All Campus Chorus 

Nick was appointed as the Assistant Conductor for Indiana University's All Campus Chorus. This ensemble is open to any IU students, faculty, or staff. The program for this concert is incredibly eclectic. Nick will be leading works by Stephen Sondheim, Lisa Young, and Kyle Pederson. Along with a premiere of Western Michigan University Senior, Jack Reeves new work entitled "Home."