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Staff Accompanist, Piano

  • D.M.A., Collaborative Piano, Arizona State University (2014)
  • M.M., Piano Performance, Arizona State University (2010)
  • B.M., Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (2008)
Thomas Nixon received his doctorate in collaborative piano from Arizona State University as a student of Russell Ryan and Robert Hamilton. He holds additional performance degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he was a pupil of Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff. Dr. Nixon is a prizewinner of numerous competitions including the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition, ASU Concert of Soloists Concerto Competition, and the Nashville Symphony Curb Records Competition. He has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival, Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona, Phoenix Boys Choir, Lyric Opera Theatre, Arizona State University Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, and Knoxville Choral Society. He has participated in master classes with Phillip Kawin, Vladimir Feltsman, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, and Denyce Graves. In high demand as a collaborative pianist, Dr. Nixon has worked with many important artists, including Maestro Charles Bruffy, conductor of the Grammy Award winning Phoenix Chorale, as well as several stars from Broadway and television, including Megan Hilty, and Alfie Boe. Dr. Nixon joined the music faculty of Stephen F. Austin State University in 2018 where he serves as staff accompanist.