Mrs. Nikki Wilson has been immersed in her two favorite things throughout her music career – performing and teaching strings. Mrs. Wilson joined the faculty of MBA in 2019, and prior to that, she offered group and private violin and viola instruction at St. Paul Christian Academy, Belmont Academy, and Lipscomb Academy. She also conducted the string orchestras of the Ethos Youth Ensembles in Murfreesboro, TN, as well as offered private violin lessons for the Music Academy at First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro.
Mrs. Wilson also maintains an active performance schedule. She has performed nationally at the Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic, and the New Atlanta Philharmonic. She has also performed abroad at the Bayerische Musikacademie in Marktoberdorf, Germany. Mrs. Wilson has been blessed to share the stage with some truly outstanding musicians, such as Amy Grant, Arturo Sandoval, Ricky Skaggs, Wynonna Judd, Ilya Kyler, Pip Clarke, The Temptations, the Pointer Sisters, and The O’Jays. She currently performs with the Parthenon Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble that won third prize in the American Prize Competition for Orchestral Performance in the Community Orchestra Division. She is also privileged to participate in her church band at Faith is the Victory Church.
Nikki Wilson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the Rudi E. Schiedt School of Music at the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the Georgia State University School of Music. Her former teachers include Dr. Nancy Schechter of the Alea String Quartet, Susan Waterbury of the Cavani String Quartet, and Gerald Greer, Assistant Concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony.
Mrs. Wilson enjoys combining all of the different styles of music she has had the privilege to study and perform. In between spending time with her husband and her family, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a hot cup of tea, she is always thinking of ways to use her knowledge and skills to create a wonderful classroom experience for her students.