Nick Naegele plays violin with four orchestras. He joined the Dayton Philharmonic, where he filled a temporary position in the 2011–2012 season, and began a regular position beginning in 2012–2013. Nick also is a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, and the Huntington Symphony.
While studying at CCM, Nick finished a Doctorate of Musical Arts in 2015 while serving a five-year teaching assistantship under Piotr Milewski and spending summers mostly in Chicago busking as a street musician. A committed new music artist, he regularly seeks and accepts opportunities to present contemporary works, collaborating with individual artists and ensembles both established (Steve Reich, George Tsontakis and eighth blackbird) and emerging (Douglas Pew, Michael Ippolito and Jennifer Jolley). Nick also plays in venues and for organizations of all types and sizes such as Classical Revolution Cincinnati, NANOWorks, Contemporary Dance Theater, MusicX, Chamber Music Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Ballet.
When he is not performing in one state or another, trying to keep up with far-flung friends, family and practicing, Nick enjoys exercising, writing and reading, playing and watching video games, listening to stories and music, improvising on piano and composing. In addition to his music undergraduate studies, Nick holds a second undergraduate major in Math and an honors certificate in Community Engagement from UC.