Dr. Will Nichols
Secrest Professor of Music and Director of Choirs
Joined Alma College Faculty in 1983
Office Hours: MWF: 11 - 12, T/TH 4-5
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.
- D.M.A. Michigan State University, 1984
- M.M., Michigan State University
Musical composition: Dr. Nichols composes original anthems for choruses and new settings of Christmas Carols. He, and collaborator Anthony Patterson, have published their music with Alliance Music and G.I.A.
Selected Creative Works
- Will Nichols and Anthony J. Patterson, composers.  "Shepherds! Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep." Christmas Carol for Women's Chorus.
- Will Nichols, baritone.  "MESSIAH." World Premier of Sandstrom's MESSIAH. Oregon Bach Festival. July 2009.
- Will Nichols, baritone.  "Bach COFFEE CANTATA." Music at St. Lorenz. Frankenmuth, MI. April 2009.
- Will Nichols, baritone.  "Bach CANTATA # 56." Bass Cantata with Music at St. Lorenz. Frankenmuth, MI. April 2009.