Nicole DeGuire is Director of Orchestras at Fishers High School and an avid freelance violinist with numerous orchestras across the state of Indiana. Earning her B.M. in Violin Performance with Honors at Butler University, she went on to complete her M.M. in Violin Performance and Literature as well as an Orchestral Studies Diploma from the Eastman School of Music. Teachers include Charles Castleman, Ilya Kaler, Lisa Brooks, Davis Brooks, Larry Shapiro, Geoffrey Applegate and Paul Kantor. As Director of Orchestras at Fishers High School, DeGuire’s groups have earned gold ratings at ISSMA District Festival and gold ratings along with distinction at ISSMA State Qualifications. In 2012, the Fishers High School Orchestra was selected to perform in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World. DeGuire has extensive orchestral experience performing with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra and Marion Philharmonic. Other professional orchestral experience includes the Rochester Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Albany Symphony Orchestra and South Bend Symphony Orchestra. She maintains an active private studio, serves as a clinician/coach for middle and high school orchestra students and enjoys playing chamber music. DeGuire is also the INASTA All-State Orchestra Coordinator.