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Canadian saxophonist Nicole Strum was awarded the Diplôme Professionel de Perfectionnement Musical "à l`unanimité et avec felicitations du jury" from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, where she studied with renowned saxophonist Marie-Bernadette Charrier. At the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France, she studied with Claude Delangle, Jean-Denis Michat, Arno Bornkamp, and Vincent David, and in North America her teachers were Stan Fisher, Jeremy Brown, and Steven Stusek. She earned a DMA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2012, along with a Certificate of Music Theory Pedagogy.
A recipient of numerous Canada Council for the Arts grants and winner of the 2008 Canadian Federation of University Women Creative Arts Award, Nicole's artistic focus is the interpretation and performance of contemporary repertoire. She has performed internationally at the Transitio_MX Festival Internacional de Artes Electrónicas in Mexico City, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France, and throughout the US and Canada, often with flutist Liesel Deppe as Feldsperling Duo. Other recent performances include appearances at the Society for Composers Inc. Region 10 conference, the UNCG New Music Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 10 conference, and premieres by Ricardo Cortés, Cristian Morales Ossio, Tom Brennan, Juan Arroyo, Camilo Mendez, and Sean Clarke.
A passionate teacher, Nicole was the concert band director and Chief Music Instructor at the Cold Lake Air Cadet Summer Training Centre in Alberta, Canada for seven years. She has taught at the University of Calgary, UNCG, and the University of British Columbia; in 2013-14 she was visiting instructor of music theory at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, BC, and in 2015 held a semester-long position in woodwinds at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PE. Currently she is Instructor of Saxophone at UPEI, teaches music in the PEI public school system, and freelances on the east coast. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Nicole will also be teaching saxophone at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB.