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Nicole Castleberry

Nicole Castleberry is devoted to teaching bass and cello at The Music Settlement in Cleveland, OH. She loves to perform with the Cleveland Pops, Cleveland Opera and Blossom Festival Orchestra. She formerly played with the orchestras of Red {an orchestra}, Toledo, Wheeling, Canton and Erie as well as Pittsburgh Opera and Sarasota Opera. Nicole received her BM from the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Orin O’Brien and continued with graduate studies at the Julliard School. She received her MM from McGill University in Montreal with Michael Leiter. Before making Cleveland her home she performed with the symphony orchestras of Montreal, Memphis, Phoenix, Albany, Fresno and Las Vegas. Nicole has participated in many summer music festivals including the Peninsula Music Festival in Wisconsin, The National Repertory Orchestra, The National Orchestral Institute, Music Academy of the West, The Round Top Festival, Chautauqua Institute and the Brevard Music Center. Nicole studied Suzuki double bass pedagogy under the tutelage of Dr. Dan Swaim at Arizona State University.

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