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Nichol DelGiorno
Instructor of Music History, Organ, Voice

IC alumna Nichol DelGiorno, college organist and music instructor, has over 20 years of experience as a church musician and private music instructor. She credits Illinois College for providing the foundation necessary to be a successful, versatile musician. A recipient of the Crystal Organ Fellowship, she is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the University of Illinois, with a cognate field in musicology. As a performer, DelGiorno has held concerts throughout the United States as both a soloist and collaborative artist. She is also the Choirmaster and Organist for the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul and Temple B'rith Sholom, both in Springfield. She also serves as the professional concerns liaison for the Springfield chapter of the American Guild of Organists. 

 
Why I love to teach music: I have been passionate about music my entire life and consider myself blessed to be able to share that passion with others. Remembering vividly how I felt when I first experienced different musical styles, I enjoy leading students on their own journeys through the history of music. Music has power beyond words and actions, and has been an essential part of life and learning since ancient times. In teaching, I encourage students to make their own discoveries guided by what they have learned and challenge them to surpass their expectations.
 
Education:
Doctoral work in Organ Performance & Musicology :: University of Illinois
MA in Organ Performance :: University of Iowa
BA in Music :: Illinois College
 
Specializations:
Baroque Music, Sacred Music, Chant
 
Courses currently taught at IC:
Music History, Organ, Voice, Class Voice, Diction
 
Other Interests:
History, Cooking, Travel, Reading, Politics and Power Tools


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