Nicole M. Brockmann enjoys a multifaceted career of performance, teaching, and scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. Her viola teachers include Jesse Levine, Paul Silver, and Isaias Zelkowicz.
Brockmann is a four-time winner of the Yale Chamber Music Competition and has studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, and Orion String Quartets and with Joan Panetti, Erick Friedman, Syoko Aki, Ransom Wilson, Ronald Roseman, Boris Berman, Gordon Gottlieb, and Nancy Allen. She has been a member of professional chamber ensembles including the Brooklyn Chamber Players, the Lumina String Quartet, and the West Virginia Piano Quartet, and has performed at venues across the country and abroad, including Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC, SUNY Stony Brook, Brooklyn College, Ohio University, Emory & Henry College, Montana State University, and the Penn Alps (MD) Summer Festival. She has taught and performed professionally at summer festivals including the Blue Mountain Festival (NJ), Point Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp (VT), and the Lumina String Quartet Summer Festival (CT), and is an alumna of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, The Quartet Program, and Encore School for Strings. Her orchestral experience includes three years as principal viola of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra (CT) under Gustav Meier, as well as extensive and varied work in the New York City metropolitan orchestral and studio recording scene. Brockmann is trained in the field of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She holds the Dalcroze License from Carnegie Mellon University and is the immediate past president of the Dalcroze Society of America. She is the author of From Sight to Sound: Improvisational Games for Classical Musicians, published by Indiana University Press in 2009.