Nicholas Marzuola is a Ph.D. student in music education at Case Western Reserve University. His research is focused on wind band repertoire and rehearsal techniques. He also serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Group 1.
Nicholas graduated from Youngstown State University in May, 2016 where he earned a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting. While at YSU, he served as a Graduate Assistant in the Bands Department and studied with Brandt Payne and Stephen Gage. Also at YSU, Nicholas regularly worked with and guest conducted the concert bands and recruited, rehearsed and conducted performances with various chamber wind ensembles. He is also a previous graduate of The University of Akron where he earned baccalaureate degrees in both music education and trumpet performance and studied with Scott Johnston and Robert D. Jorgensen.
Nicholas was employed as a band director in the Youngstown City Schools from 2012-14. In the 2011-12 school year, he taught at Millennium Community School in Columbus, OH. He was a music educator in Marietta, OH from 2009-11 where he taught 6-12 band and high school general music courses. In addition, he is a frequent guest conductor with the St. Nicholas Balalaika Orchestra for Mogadore, OH.
Nicholas is a native of Northeast OH, and currently lives in Cuyahoga Falls with his wife Allison and dogs Ruby and Phoebe.
Research Areas: Music Education