Nicole graduated from St. Olaf College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance. At St. Olaf, she played violin in various chamber groups, was assistant concertmaster of the St. Olaf Orchestra, and played viola de gamba in St. Olaf's Collegium.  She is currently the conductor and co-founder of the Lirica Chamber Ensemble.  Chamber music is one of her main interests and she is so glad to be part of a group as charismatic as the Urthema String Quartet. She has started studying baroque violin practices and hopes to study further in the years to come. She also loves teaching and interacting with younger students who are interested in all aspects of music. Outside of music, Nicole enjoys making things, camping/canoeing and her two adorable kitties.