B.M., Columbus State University; M.M., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Nicholas Psihountas currently serves as the Adjunct Professor of Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone at Methodist University. Having graduated the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in 2018 with a Professional Artist Certificate, he remains actively involved with his Alma Mater where he studies with Dr. Mark Norman and Seth Horner of the North Carolina Symphony. Before moving to North Carolina, Nicholas received his Master’s of Music at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) while studying with Matthew Gaunt. In 2015, Nicholas won UWM’s Spring Concerto Competition performing Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat major, Opus 11. During his undergraduate studies Nicholas worked with Andrew Miller of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. While attending Columbus State University also actively performed on bass trombone in Bradley Palmer’s internationally renowned CSU Trombone Choir.
Nicholas currently freelances as a teacher, musician, and audio engineer throughout the greater Triad Area in North Carolina. Since graduating in 2018, Nicholas has remained as a Co-Instructor for the Tuba & Euphonium studio where he both teaches and performs regularly alongside Dr. Mark Norman. As a musician, he has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony Brass Quintet, Piedmont Wind Symphony, and North Carolina Brass Band Quintet. He actively subs with the Winston-Salem Symphony Brass Quintet in their effort to spread music to public schools across North Carolina. Nicholas serves as a current member for The American Music Ensemble, a ten-piece ensemble dedicated to performing music by Great American composers of the 19th and 20th Centuries.