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Nikki Krumwiede



Nikki Krumwiede is a composer and pianist currently residing in Moore, Oklahoma. She earned an MM in composition in Spring 2019, and is currently working toward a DMA from the University of Oklahoma where she serves as a graduate assistant to the composition area and directs the New Century improv! Ensemble. She writes a variety of music, from contemporary classical to experimental, electronic, and improvisational.


Nikki's goal is to create music that is engaging for performers and allows for flexibility and interpretation. Much of her music draws upon her experience as an improv performer and asks musicians to create along with her, whether through improvisation, selection of unspecified pitch, or a flexible rhythmic structure. She consciously attempts to incorporate various musical techniques and genres (such as electronic music and improv), as well as her background in writing and literature, into her compositional process in a way that is engaging to a diverse audience.

New Century Improv Ensemble Concert

Catlett Music Center, Pitman Hall

Wed Nov 17, 2021 at 08:00 pm
The Naiad's Song -
My piece, "The Naiad's Song" will be performed by the New Century Improv Ensemble (NCIE), along with several other new works by OU composers.
Music Speaks - Nikki Krumwiede DMA Lecture Recital

Catlett Music Center, Pitman Hall

Fri Nov 05, 2021 at 06:00 pm
I've Stolen a Garden - Chatter, Babble, and Yak -
Join me for my DMA lecture recital "Music Speaks." I will be discussing two of my pieces which deal with the connection between music and language, including my new piece "I've Stolen a Garden," which will be performed by soprano Skye Singleton and clarinetist Jared Davis.
Composing Tomorrow

Catlett Music Center, Pitman Hall

Fri Oct 22, 2021 at 08:00 pm
The Language of Insects - The Naiad's Song -
Join us for two nights of new music! Students from OU's composition studio will present their original works on Composing Tomorrow. There will be a unique program both nights, so be sure not to miss either one! This event is free and open to the public.
Composing Tomorrow

University of Oklahoma, Pitman Recital Hall

Thu Mar 12, 2020 at 08:00 pm
OKMMC Winter Festival

Bass Music Center at Oklahoma City University

Sun Jan 26, 2020 at 06:00 pm