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School of Music Alumna Named “Jazz Flutist of the Year”

June 28, 2010

"Nichole Mitchel"NIU School of Music alumna Nicole Mitchell was awarded the honor “Flutist of the Year” on June 14 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Nicole also received this award in 2008.

Nicole serves as President of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, and is a noted composer and band leader as well. In addition to her noteworthy music awards, in 2006 the Chicago Tribune named her “Chicagoan of the Year.”

The award ceremony took place in New York City and was attended by more than 300 of the top jazz journalists, record company executives and concert producers in the United States. More information may be found on the Jazz Journalists Association website as well as on Nicole’s website.

Congratulations, Nicole!