Nickolas Carlson

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Lecturer, Music


Nickolas Carlson is a conductor, organist, and collaborative pianist from Lindsborg, KS. Nickolas is the music director and conductor of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, and Director of Music Ministries at The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in Olympia, WA. In addition, he is currently the staff accompanist at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. 

Nickolas received his Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Wichita State University under Dr. Mark Laycock in the spring of 2016. He received his Bachelors of Music in Organ Performance from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS under Dr. Melody Steed.  In addition to his studies at Wichita State, Nickolas has also studied or participated in masterclasses with Dianne Wittry, Anna Edwards, and Roupen Shakarian. He has guest conducted with the Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Chehalis Seventh Day Adventist Messiah Sing-Along.