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 serving 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.