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Praised for her "luscious, full sound" (American Record Guide) and "effortless precision" (Flutist Quarterly), Nicole Riner maintains an active international presence as a recitalist and pedagogue. She has presented master classes at universities and conservatories across the country and has performed as a guest artist at summer festivals, chamber music series, and flute fairs in the United States, South America, and Europe. A champion of contemporary music, Nicole has commissioned and premiered new works by numerous composers as both a solo artist and with her chamber group, Verismo Trio. She is also on the board member of Flute New Music Consortium.
Her live performances have been broadcast on Interlochen (MI) Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, and Colorado Public Radio, where she had a recurring role as both writer and flutist in the series Telling Stories. She has recorded for AMA Digital, Centaur and Albany Record labels. Nicole performs exclusively on Altus flutes and is an Altus Performing Artist.
Her pedagogical writings have been published in Colorado Flutist, International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal, Flute Talk, The Flute View, and the National Flute Association's Pedagogy Anthology, Volume II. She is also a regular music reviewer for Flutist Quarterly, the publication of the National Flute Association.
Nicole currently teaches at University of Wyoming, where she is Visiting Assistant Professor in Flute and founder/ director of the Summit Flute Institute. Prior appointments include Interlochen Arts Camp, Michigan State University, Indiana University-Purdue University, and the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Bavaria. Nicole received the Doctor of Music in flute performance from Indiana University.