Nicole DiPaolo is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Music in General Studies as well as a versatile collaborative pianist, composer, and teacher.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Theory at IU. Ms. DiPaolo holds a B.Mus. from the University of Michigan, where she studied composition with Bright Sheng and piano with Louis Nagel and Michele Cooker.
Her music has been heard in Mexico, Ireland, and Kenya, in addition to the US. Also sought-after as a teacher and adjudicator, she frequently judges MTNA composition competitions. As a music theorist, Ms. DiPaolo has published articles on Mozart, Beethoven, Giovanni Sgambati and Giuseppe Martucci, and has presented at numerous conferences. She taught as an Associate Instructor at IU for five years and taught composition at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in 2014.
Ms. DiPaolo continues to perform widely. During the 2013-2014 academic year she performed aboard Holland America cruise ships with violinist Amy Schlicher as the Duo del Mare. She was also a Collaborative Piano Fellow for the Bay View Music Festival’s SOARS opera and art song program in 2018.