Ted Nichelson Harpist
Ted has served as harpist in the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra , the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra, Illinois State University Symphony, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and many other orchestras in the Metro-Detroit and Indianapolis areas. His primary teachers include Martha Burwell, Lynne Aspnes, and Elizabeth Richter. Dr. Nichelson has also studied harp with Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo School (Camden , Maine ), Alice Spero Keene of the University of Illinois , and Ruth Myers of Eastern Michigan University . He served as a teaching assistant at both the University of Michigan and Ball State University , and taught harp on the faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University . Dr. Nichelson also has numerous solo and guest performances to his credit and played regularly for church services at College Avenue United Methodist Church , Muncie , Indiana .
Dr. Nichelson earned a graduate degree in Musicology from Illinois State University and a portion of his research was published in the Winter, 2000 issue of The American Harp Journal, a scholarly music periodical. He also teaches piano professionally and maintained large studios in both Ann Arbor , Michigan and Muncie , Indiana . He is a member of the American Harp Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.