Will Nichols

Dr. Nichols is the conductor of the three Alma College Choirs. The Glee Club, College Chorale and the Alma Choir have a combined membership of more than 150 Alma students. 

The Choirs perform together each year at Homecoming (October), the Festival of Carols (December) and the Masterworks Concert with the Alma Symphony Orchestra (April). The Alma Choir travels across the United States each February and overseas every other year. In May 2012 the Alma Choir will spend two weeks in Ireland where there will participate in the Cork International Choral Festival. In 2010 the Choir returned to the highlands of Scotland and an in May 2008 the Choir spent traveled and sang in Italy including a one-week residency in Rome with the Coro Polifonico Roma Tre.


Secrest Professor and Director of Choirs



Educational Background

  • D.M.A. Michigan State University, 1984
  • M.M., Michigan State University



My career at Alma began in


Music education:

Choral Pedagogy