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"We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners."

As Director of Music since 2017, Nick helps to create and guide the vision and scope of music instruction at this K-8 school, which opened its doors to educate highly gifted children in 1962. Nick is involved in different aspects of music making. He developed the instrumental music program in grades 5-8, which includes two intermediate ensembles, and one Advanced Combo Band. Under Nick's direction, the Advanced Combo Band earned 1st Place at the National Jazz Festival in 2023. The ensemble also worked with Grammy winning engineer Bill Mims to record music at Sunset Sound, in Hollywood, California. Nick also teaches and develops a standards-based music curriculum that addresses the whole child, fosters critical thinking, and cultivates awareness of inclusivity and equity in K-4 grade levels. While developing musical knowledge and skill, the curriculum purposefully integrates other academic content areas, such as reading and writing, social studies, and math. Nick is also involved in producing various performance events throughout the academic year. Click here to visit Mirman School.

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