nicole gilotti

Dr. Nicole Gillotti
CFPA 216-A
Assistant Professor 

courses: trumpet, brass ensemble, brass methods

Dr. Nicole Gillotti enjoys a versatile career as a freelance trumpeter and educator. She currently serves on faculty at Texas A&M International University, teaching applied trumpet, brass ensemble, music appreciation, and brass methods. Dr. Gillotti holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music degree from Illinois State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her primary teachers are Charles Daval, Kevin Eisensmith, Amy Gilreath, and Ronald Romm.

An active chamber musician, Nicole can be heard performing with Hint of Lime Brass, a brass trio that debuted in the Memphis and Mississippi areas in March 2020. She has also performed with the University of Illinois Graduate Brass Quintet, Illinois State University Faculty Brass Quintet, Transit Brass Octet, and Illinois Consortium Quintet. As an orchestra musician, she has performed with numerous organizations across the country including Laredo Philharmonic, Valley Symphony (McAllen, TX), Champaign-Urbana Symphony (IL), Millikin-Decatur Symphony, University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and Berks Sinfonietta (PA). In Summer 2019, she served as orchestra principal trumpet and Resident Artist Fellow at Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, ME. Dr. Gillotti has performed at conferences, festivals, and competitions throughout the United States and Europe. In March 2020, she performed as a soloist at the Music By Women Festival in Columbus, MS. She competed as a semi-finalist in the undergraduate and graduate solo divisions for the National Trumpet Competition in 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as the ensemble division in 2018. She also participated in Orvieto Musica Trumpetfest in Orvieto, Italy in 2013, 2015, and 2017.


Courses: trumpet, brass ensemble, brass methods