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Alan Nichols; Principal Keyboard

Meet CSO Principal Keyboard, Alan Nichols

Most memorable experience or favorite CSO moment:
-Playing continuo on a real harpsichord for the Mozart Requiem

Why did you choose your instrument?
-Not sure. I felt an immediate affinity for piano.

Where did you go to school? Who did you study with?
-Tennessee Temple University-Dr. Robert Miller
-UTC- Arthur Rivituso
-University of Kentucky-Patricia Montgomery, Alan Hersh

Where else can CSO fans hear you?
-Professor of music at Chattanooga State Community College

What are your hobbies?
-Reading, spending time with family

Do you have a family? Pets?
-My wife, Beth, who is also a musician
-My daughter, Julia
-Cat named Clementine

What is your favorite Chattanooga restaurant?
-Big River Grille
-The Acropolis