North Reading Community Chorale is pleased to announce the addition of Johnny Nichols Jr. as our new Choral Director. The energy and skill Johnny has brought to us has already added a fabulous level of enthusiasm to our rehearsals.
Johnny Nichols, Jr., native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Performance and a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting. He received his vocal, instrumental, conducting, and pedagogy training under the direction of world renowned musicians such as Dr. Byron Jones, Dr. Daniel Abraham, Louis Nabors, Dr. Claire Vangelisti, Dr. Deborah Chandler, and Jason Oby. Other notable names of personal instruction include Dr. Andre Thomas, Dr. Jeffery Ames, and Gwyneth Walker.
In addition to his role as Choral Director, Johnny teaches theater and music for Randolph Public Schools, Randolph, MA and is the Director of Choral Ministries at First Congregational Church, in Norwood, MA.
Johnny has been sought after as a sectional director for high school honor choirs and a private vocal teacher for high schools in select Texas and Louisiana public and private schools including Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). He has served in many churches as music director where he has lead and taught adult and youth choirs and director of their instrumental programs.