The Juilliard School - M.M.
Michigan State University - B.M.
Nicole Cloutier is an American pianist and coach who specializes in vocal repertoire. Past engagements include Music Director for Michigan Opera Theater’s 2019 Operetta Workshop, an appearance with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as first prize winner of their young artist concerto competition, an apprentice coach and pianist position at the 2020 Chautauqua Vocal Institute, studies with Martin Katz and Kathy Kelly at The Collaborative Piano Institute, and a pianist/coach fellowship at Musica Nelle Marche opera program in Urbino, Italy. As a recipient of the Schwartz Scholarship and Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, Ms. Cloutier currently studies Collaborative Piano with Lydia Brown and Jonathan Feldman at The Juilliard School, where she also serves as a staff pianist and faculty assistant. Ms. Cloutier performs regularly at NYC’s Lincoln Center, and freelances in the NYC area. She holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from Michigan State University’s College of Music, where she was awarded the Spencer and Eleanor Maurer Memorial Scholarship for Piano to study with Artist-in-Residence Panayis Lyras. She graduated with highest honors, and was granted the prestigious Trustee Board Award for outstanding academic achievement.