David and Ann Voight Chair
Nicole Martin is a clarinetist from Westbrook, Maine currently pursuing her undergraduate degree under the instruction of Franklin Cohen at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Nicole began her music career at Interlochen Center for the Arts, where she placed as a finalist in NPR’s “From the Top”, premiered orchestral works while touring with the New York Philharmonic in 2016, and later performed chamber works alongside it’s members. Nicole has participated in multiple music festivals, including the Sarasota Music Festival, Piano Days Music Festival, the Music in the Circle Festival, and has performed as a soloist in ChamberFest Cleveland. She is currently the principal clarinet of the Firelands Symphony, and regularly performs with multiple orchestras including the Mansfield Symphony and Youngstown Symphony, among others.
Nicole is also an active chamber musician, and regularly performs around the Cleveland area with her group, the Cleveland Wind Trio, as well as her own wind quintet.