James P. Nichols

Associate Professor
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Career Highlights
  • Bass Guitar, Sandinista! by the Clash (Electric Lady Studios), 1980
  • Film Score and Soundtrack, Juice
  • Film Score and Soundtrack, Malcolm X
  • Film Score and Soundtrack, The Red Violin
  • Original Cast Recording - RCA, Ragtime: The Musical
  • Music of Wayne Shorter, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 2020
  • Best Historical Album, The Rubinstein Collection, (nomination, 2001) 
  • Best Musical Show Album, Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (nomination, 1997)
  • Best Historical Album, The Heifetz Collection, (win, 1996)
In Their Own Words

I would like my students to come away with an understanding and appreciation of Pro Tools as one of the major DAWs for music production and delivery.

I spent many years on the bleeding edge of the recording business. My coworkers and I would be thrown into sink or swim situations with big clients. Get the manual and never let them see you sweat was the call of the day.
I think showing someone the way to learn a craft is as artful as it gets.