Associate Professor, Cello, Area Coordinator
Contact: (904) 620-3837
Dr. Nick Curry is the Associate Professor of Cello and Assistant
Director of the School of Music at the University of North Florida where he is
also serves as the Director of music scholarships. In early 2015, he joined fellow
Jacksonville musicians Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing as founders of the Lawson
Ensemble. The Lawson Ensemble
collaborated with the San Marco Chamber Music Society and recorded works of Amy
Beach and Bill Douglas for Albany Records in 2018, and went on concert tours of
England and Germany.
Nick received his BM, cum laude, from Vanderbilt
and then served as Hans Jorgen Jensen’s teaching assistant for five years at
Northwestern University, earning both his Master and Doctor of Music degrees.
He also was the teaching assistant to Professor Jensen at the Meadowmount School
of Music for four summers.
Nick has played concerts in Austria, England,
France, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey, and
throughout the United States. In April of 2006, he performed as a soloist on National Public Radio (USA) Garrison
Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion on the King Amati (ca. 1538) cello.
Dr. Curry was visiting faculty at the
Meadowmount School of Music for two summers and is on the faculty at the Aria
International Summer Music Academy. He
has presented at national, regional and state conferences and is a sought after
clinician and adjudicator. His research
has been published in the ASTA journal multiple times. At UNF, he has been named the Gerson Yessin
professor and was awarded an Eisen Experiential Grant. He also founded the annual Jacksonville Cello
Workshop. In 2018, the UNF President
honored him with a Presidential Faculty Leader Award.