Nicki Richards
Professional Vocalist and Faculty at The New School University

Nicki Richards is an A-list touring, recording and performing vocalist. She has recorded and/or performed with top artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Rob Thomas, Chaka Khan, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jimmy Cliff, Chris Botti, Ray LaMontagne, Sara Bareilles, Chromeo, The Goo Goo Dolls, Florence + The Machine (to name a few). She is also an artist, producer and arranger with several albums under her belt. Richards’s work spans genres and languages in pop, dance, jazz, rock; the list goes on and on.

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Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
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Global Jazz Studies
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Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
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Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music
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A highly selective M.M. program in partnership with the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz