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Nicole DeMaio

Nicole DeMaio


Nicole DeMaio is a composer, performer, and educator who was born in Bogota, Colombia and is currently living in the NYC area. As a woodwind doubler, Nicole performs on flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoon. She has recently worked as a substitute musician on Broadway’s “”Some Like It Hot”, “Aladdin”, “1776”, “Kimberly Akimbo”, “A Strange Loop”, and “Beetlejuice”. Nicole was a member of the 2020 National Tour for An American in Paris, performing the Reed 2 book. She has also worked as a Reed 2 (clarinet) substitute on the Fiddler on the Roof National Tour.

Nicole has appeared at Lincoln Center with Ariana DeBose for her solo show “Authenticity”, as well as for Tony Award Nominee L Morgan Lee’s solo show at MCC Theatre. She has also performed live with Gloria Gaynor, Jessica Vosk, Brian d’Arcy James, Robin DeJesus, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, and more.

Nicole is a member of The Broadway Sinfonietta, an all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra. With The Sinfonietta, Nicole has been apart of multiple projects, including the group’s Carnegie Hall Presents concert, Dylan Mulvaney’s “365 Days of Girlhood: LIVE from the Rainbow Room”, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, Laura Bell Bundy’s “Women of Tomorrow” concert, and more.

She earned degrees in Multiple Woodwind Performance from NJCU, Music Education and Music Theory/Composition from Montclair State University, and a degree in Composition from The Boston Conservatory.

Nicole currently teaches woodwinds at Monmouth University, Kent Place School, and Far Brook School. Before moving back to NJ, she lived in Boston and taught music for grades 7-12 at Boston College High School and private lessons across Massachusetts.

As a composer, Nicole’s work has been performed across the nation and has won several awards. Her piece “Solo for Bassoon Alone” was apart of the required repertoire for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition. She has previous received awards from Vox Novus, the Pictures Composition Contest, and more. She was recently commissioned by The Rivers School Conservatory, Classical Music Indy, Infrasound, and Yale School of Music’s Music in Schools Initiative.

She is the current Director of Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, a group focused on commissioning and performing new music, interdisciplinary collaboration, and audience education.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Tours


  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
  • Other

My Instruments

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Piccolo
  • Saxophone


  • Finale
  • GarageBand


  • NAfME


  • She/Her