Nicole Lennartz is the new Community Director of Oakmont Musicivic. She also iscurrently the Adjunct String Teacher at Pittsburgh CAPA, part of the Violin Faculty and Director of Marketing at The Pittsburgh Music Academy and the co-founder of female-owned string group, Radiant Strings. Nicole has recently graduated with a Master’s of Science from West Virginia University in Data Communications.
Receiving her Bachelors of Arts from Duquesne University in Marketing Communications and Music Performance, Nicole has always blended her passions for music, education, development, and marketing. She studied with Rachel Stegeman in college, expanding her technical abilities on the violin, and was Principle Second Violin of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra in fall 2017 under Maestro Daniel Meyer. During her time at Duquesne, she completed Suzuki Teacher Training at the Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute in 2016, certifying her in Book 1 teaching. She spent 5 months living in Dublin, immersing herself in the live music culture of Ireland and learning about folk, jazz, and historic Celtic music performance techniques.
She is an active freelancer, performing with regional orchestras like the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, and the Johnston Symphony Orchestra. She has also shared the stage with Grammy Award Winning Artists like Josh Groban and Michael Buble in 2018 & 2019. Radiant Strings has also appeared on numerous albums and been a part of live performances with other local artists including Jason Kendall Productions, Long Way Down by Adam Janssen, and the upcoming Aurora performance by local hip-hop artist, Clara Kent.
Ms. Lennartz is an alumna of the Pittsburgh Music Academy, beginning studies at age 3 with her lifelong teacher, Jennifer Madge. She also graduated from Pittsburgh CAPA High School and traveled to Europe in 2014 with The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. She developed a passion and excelled in violin throughout her childhood. Nicole hopes to use her diverse background and talents to ignite excitement and advocate for live music among audiences of all ages in the Greater Pittsburgh region.