Nick Nutter is from Pittsburgh, PA and a junior majoring in music education. He has studied saxophone with Dr. David Stambler and Jim Sheppard. During his time at Penn State, Nick has participated in various ensembles including the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, Inner Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, A Great Deal More Jazz Combo, Sea Bass and the Flounders Jazz Combo, Total Darkness Saxophone Quartet and the Penn State Saxophone Studio Ensemble. Nick’s participation in Penn State’s tremendous ensembles has given him the opportunity to work with world-renowned musicians such as Jon Faddis, Tim Warfield, Denis DiBlasio, George Rabbi, Steve Rudolph, Marko Marcinko, Bob Hart, Dave Jumper, and Robert Young.
Nick is also an active musician in the State College and Pittsburgh areas. He has performed with Zeropoint Big Band at the American Ale House and has performed at Zeno’s Pub. Nick is the current President of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, President of the Penn State Saxophone Alliance and President of the Penn State Jazz Educators. Additionally, Nick has performed in the pit orchestra for the Penn State School of Theatre productions of Sweet Charity and the premier of Joe Iconis’ Love in Hate Nation, the last two productions of the Penn State Thespian’s MasquerAIDS, benefitting AIDS research, and for the College Light Opera Company in Cape Cod.