Nicholas Buonanni is a multifaceted performer, teacher, and arranger currently living in Lansing, MI.
He was recently named winner of The American Prize Instrumental Performance College/University Division competition and was the winner of the 2017 Donald Peck International Flute Soloist Competition. He has also been a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions, including Runner-up at the 2019 National Flute Association Alto Flute Artist Competition and the 2018 Alto Flute Artist Competition hosted at the International Low Flute Convention.
As a soloist, he has performed with the MSU Symphony Band, Camerata Michigan, and UCF Wind Ensemble. Nicholas is an active orchestral musician, serving as Performance Fellow with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, and regularly performing with the Lansing, Flint, Southwest Michigan, and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras.
As a teacher, Nicholas has served as an Instructor Fix-Term and Flute Studio Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University, and he has been the Flute Instructor and Flute Choir Coach for the MSU Spartan Youth Wind Symphony since 2016. Additionally, he has been an instructor for the UCF Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute in Summer 2019 and 2020.
As an arranger, Nicholas is currently published by Alry Publications, LCC, and offers self-published new and custom arrangements. His flute ensemble arrangements have been performed at the National Flute Association Convention, Florida Flute Fair, and by flute choirs internationally.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Nicholas studied with Dr. Nora Lee Garcia at the University of Central Florida. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Michigan State University, where he studies with Richard Sherman. Outside of performing and teaching, Nicholas works as the Orchestral Librarian for both the Lansing and Jackson Symphony Orchestras and serves on the board for the South Eastern Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA).