Nicholas is a versatile performer of the classical vocal arts, but his passion for music has drawn him to the realm of music education. He is currently on faculty at Houghton College as an assistant professor of voice, Nazareth College as a lecturer of voice, and Finger Lakes Community College as an instructor of voice. His responsibilities include teaching voice to undergraduate and graduate students in performance, education, therapy, and business degrees in preparation for their senior recitals and for the music careers they will be entering after graduating. Prior to these positions, he was a teaching assistant at Eastman for four years teaching secondary and primary voice lessons to Eastman and University of Rochester music students as well as voice class at the University of Rochester.


Outside of collegiate teaching, Nicholas has taught voice and guitar to students ranging from ages 9 - 80 at Dori's Music Studio in Spencerport, NY and privately in the Rochester area. While Nicholas is a regular performer of classical vocal music, he has experience performing and teaching all genres of music, including musical theatre, jazz, pop, rock, blues, and others.


Nicholas has learned from some of the best performers and pedagogues during his academic and professional career. He has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from SUNY Buffalo State College, a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Vocal Performance and Literature with a minor in Pedagogy from Eastman. 


If you are interested in voice or guitar lessons for you or someone you know please don't hesitate! Contact Nicholas today for a music education experience that is suited to what interests you!



Email: nickkilkenny@gmail.com

Phone: (631) 721 - 6155