Mr. Robert Nichols
Phone: 480 472-3216
Robert R. Nichols is in his 9th year as Director of Orchestras and Performing Arts Department Chair at Dobson High School. He has been teaching orchestra to all ages in the Mesa Schools for the past 28 years. Mr. Nichols holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Northern Arizona University (NAU) and a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Arizona State University (ASU). He has served on the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) and Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) Executive Boards over his tenure, and is currently President Elect of AMEA. In 1994 he was a recipient of the AMEA George C. Wilson Leadership/Service Award. In October of 2000 he was named the recipient of the “Distinguished Professional and Community Service Award” by the NAU Alumni Association and the School of Performing Arts. In Jan. 2008 Mr. Nichols Received the O.M. Hartzel Award for Excellence in Teaching Music. Mr. Nichols has been a sought after clinician for district, region, and music camp orchestras. He also maintains a thriving private cello studio. He has taught in the NAU Pat B Curry Summer Music Camp faculty, and served as Assistant Director of the camp for 12 years. Happily married to Jennifer, he has four children ages 23,21,10,and 8.