Nicole Chamberlain

From Wind Repertory Project
Nicole Chamberlain


Nicole Chamberlain (b. 1977) is an American composer and flutist.

Nicole received her bachelor's in music composition from University of Georgia where she studied with Dr. William Davis, Dr. Leonard Ball, Dr. Lewis Nielson and Dr. Roger Vogel, and was selected for master classes with Charles Wuorinen and Joan Tower.

In 2010, Nicole won "Audience Favorite" at the Atlanta Opera's first 24-Hour Opera Project for her opera Scrub-A-Dub Raw which resulted in the Atlanta Opera's first ever commission of the children's opera Rabbit Tales, which received over 50 performances and kicked started her career as a composer.

Nicole has also been commissioned by groups such as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma Flute Society, and Hopewell Middle School Symphonic Band, among others. She has had works performed at several National Flute Association Conventions. She also won the 2013 Areon Flutes International Composition Competition, second place in the 2014 and 2016 Flute New Music Consortium, and first place in the 2015 The Flute View's Composition Competition.

As a flutist, Nicole has appeared with such groups as Georgia Symphony Orchestra, LaGrange Symphony, and Orchestra Atlanta. Nicole's former flute teachers have included Donna Orbavich (Hong Kong Symphony), Lisa Wienhold (Alabama Symphony), and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's principal flutist, Christina Smith.

Currently Ms. Chamberlain balances her time composing, teaching students, performing, and avoiding graphic design work as much as possible.

Works for Winds


  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 279-280.
  • Nicole Chamberlain website Accessed 6 September 2020