Instructor of Flute
Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 203
Dr. Nicole J. McPherson is the Adjunct Instructor of Flute in the Music Department at Buffalo State College.
Reviewers’ comments on her performances:
“Exemplary - truly, controlled phrasing, excellent interpretation. . .” - Christopher Caliendo
“. . .superbly performed!” - Cynthia Folio
“Wow! I was totally captivated by your performance. . .You. . .caress each interval in a most loving manner. I treasure your performance. Beautiful.” - Robert Wykes
With 20 years of flute pedagogy experience, Dr. McPherson enjoys helping her students consistently win scholarships, awards, competitions and job placements.
As a devoted chamber and orchestral musician, Dr. McPherson currently performs with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Silverwind Duo and is principal flute in the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has played in orchestras throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Michigan. She has been a soloist with the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. McPherson has performed for live solo radio performances and for public television broadcasts, as well as on award-winning and Grammy-nominated recordings. She was invited to perform at the 2001 and 2011 National Flute Association Convention and the Global Flute Workshop in New York City. Dr. McPherson has been published in the International Alliance for Women in Music journal.
Dr. McPherson holds a holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree and a Master of Music degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College.
Prospective students are welcome to be in contact and arrange a visit to the Buffalo State Music Department!