Nikola Tomic

Nikola T.

Elmsford, NY
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Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
16 years of teaching at every level from beginner to come-back player to graduate student have prepared me to help every student with the many challenges posed by the trumpet, and to make trumpet playing more fun for every student. I have degrees in both classical and jazz trumpet, and perform in a variety of styles and settings. Whatever your interests, I can help you learn about them.
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About

Nikola delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2003

Combining equal parts lyricism and devotion to rhythm, Nikola Tomić is an engaging and dynamic New York City-based trumpet performer whose versatility and enjoyment of soloist and background roles alike have taken him to stages in more than thirty states, as well as to Italy, Mexico, Ireland, and Costa Rica. In New York, he has performed at venues including The Jazz Gallery, Swing 46, the Drawing Room, the Cutting Room, Silvana, St. Peter's Church, Sir D's Lounge, Williamsburg Music Center, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Nikola served as visiting assistant professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Ithaca College during Spring Semester 2017. Deeply committed to education, Nikola is active as a teacher and clinician in the greater New York City area and throughout the Northeast, and has maintained a private teaching studio since 2003. He taught from 2010 to 2013 for the Eastman Community Music School, providing instruction in trumpet and music theory, and working with the New Horizons Band Program, and has been on faculty at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy since 2013.

Nikola holds doctoral and master’s degrees in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Ithaca College. His teachers have included Clay Jenkins, Bill Dobbins, Harold Danko, Frank Gabriel Campos, and Steve Brown.

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Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Eastman School of Music
Master of Music
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Eastman School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Ithaca College

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Jun 2007

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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International Trumpet Guild
Aug 2000

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

Photos & Videos

Performance of Duke Ellington's "Portrait of Louis Armstrong" as guest soloist with the Ithaca College Jazz Repertory Ensemble.

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