Over the past several years, Nick Skinner has become a prominent music educator and arts administrator in Baltimore. Nick is currently working with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids Program, where he serves as the Senior Director. In this role, Nick oversees all aspects of the OrchKids Program. Nick began his career teaching in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland as an elementary instrumental instructor. He then moved on to teach in the Baltimore County Public School System in Maryland at Catonsville High School where he was the music director. Nick has also served as an arts administrator for the Archipelago Project, a non-profit organization devoted to arts advocacy. Nick has become a distinguished consultant and arts advocate and has lead lectures, workshops, and seminars in Baltimore City, Traverse City, Michigan; Waterbury, Hartford, and Stamford, Connecticut; Boston, at the New England Conservatory; and Venezuela, with El Sistema. He was an adjunct professor at UMBC where he taught “Management and Organizational Leadership in El Sistema” as part of a one-year post baccalaureate certification program. Nick graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance and music education.
Vice President of OrchKids