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Nicole DeGuire
Nicole DeGuire




Nicole DeGuire is Associate Director of Orchestras at Carmel High School and an avid free-lance violinist with numerous orchestras across the state of Indiana. Earning her B.M. in Violin Performance with Honors at Butler University, she went on to complete her M.M. in Violin Performance and Literature and an Orchestral Studies Diploma from The Eastman School of Music.  Teachers include Charles Castleman, Ilya Kaler, Lisa Brooks, Davis Brooks, Larry Shapiro, Geoffrey Applegate, and Paul Kantor.

Previously, she served as Director of Orchestras at Fishers High School. Her groups earned gold ratings along with “With Distinction” at both ISSMA District and State Qualifications. It was under her direction that the FHS Symphony Orchestra made the ISSMA State Finals for the first time in 2017.

Nicole has extensive orchestral experience performing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic. Other professional orchestral experience includes Rochester Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and South Bend Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her orchestral performances, Nicole also loves playing chamber music whenever possible.

Ms. DeGuire is the Indiana ASTA All-State Orchestra Coordinator and violin faculty for the Music for All National Festival & Summer Symposium. She maintains an active private violin/viola/piano studio, serves as a guest clinician/coach for middle and high school orchestras, and has been an adjudicator for events such as the Middle Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Concert Performance Assessment, and the Anderson University Concerto and Aria Competition. Nicole is an ISSMA State Board Member, Indiana ASTA President-Elect, and was also the 2020 Indiana ASTA High School Orchestra Teacher of the Year.