New York based Flutist, composer, and improviser, Nicole Camacho is creating a name for herself as an eclectic musician via vibrant premieres of composers’ works, performing in the world of popular music, involving an element of multi-media in her solo performances, and composing new flute works with a language all her own. Born and raised in Long Island with a Puerto Rican heritage, she has taken her classical upbringing and turned it upside down in creating experimental music as a part of a Flute and Electronics Duo called Bit Flip Radio with fellow Composer/ Performer Drake Andersen and as the leader of The Nicole Camacho Ensemble. In addition she has collaborated with composers such as Matthew Hough, Andy Akiho, Brandee Younger, David Utzinger, and Ronen Shai who like her strive to mix and blur the lines between musical genres.
Pulling, the sister art form of music into a big part of her work, she is an avid improviser for dancers and has collaborated with choreographer Stormy Brandenburg, been guest artist for the Hallo Hallo Dance company as a composer/performer, and has had her composition “Tiki Tiki” for percussive alto flute choreographed by Megan Shaw. Along with embracing this world of dance, Ms. Camacho’s need to embrace folk and rock forms of music led her to join “The Kjersti Kveli Group” led by folk singer/ songwriter Kjersti Kveli and perform as a guest with an experimental rock/ soul band called Mutha Wit led by Boston Fielder.
Ms. Camacho has taught a Rock Band curriculum as well as an Orff-Schulwerk based approach in New York City schools on the elementary school level for half a decade. In addition to being a Music Educator, Ms. Camacho is founder of a concert series/ arts-in-education organization in Long Island called Music Unboxed which is dedicated to the development of a concert scene in Long Island as well as serving as a platform for the intermix of professional and novice performers.
Ms. Camacho holds a masters degree as part of the first class in the Manhattan School of Music’s program in Contemporary Performance and a bachelors degree in Music Education from Hofstra University in Long Island.
Photographer: Kyle Pompey
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