B.M., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1976
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1978
MUSI 453: Symphonic Band
MUSI 573/574: Ear Training II
MUSI 558/758/858: Trombone
MUSI 559/759/859: Euphonium
MUSI 560/760/860: Tuba
Nicholas Orovich holds the rank of Professor of Music at the University of New Hampshire, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1980. Nic served as Chair of the Department of Music from 2012 through 2015. He teaches trombone, euphonium and tuba, and prior to his tenure as Chair, was the conductor of the Symphonic Band. He will resume conducting the Symphonic Band beginning the 2016 – 17 academic year. For many years he also taught second year ear training. Since 1979, he has held the position of principal trombonist with the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra. He was a founding member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (founded in 1979) and performed with the BPO regularly until retiring in 2008. He is also a former principal trombonist of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra. For more than twenty years, Nic was a member of the Hampshire Consort, a UNH faculty Renaissance ensemble.
In 1992, as a member of the Hampshire Consort, Nic took part in the recording of the CD, Cities, Courts and Countrysides. In 2007, he recorded and produced a solo trombone CD, Nic Orovich…and friends. In 2011 he took part in the recording of Music by Christopher Kies with Poems and Stories and in 2013 was the trombone soloist in Jack Teagarden Enters Heaven, on the UNH Wind Symphony recording, The Music of Daniel Bukvich. He is also on numerous orchestral recordings as a member of the Boston Philharmonic.
Nic has been a faculty member of the Symphony School of America, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. He also teaches at the Summer Youth Music School (SYMS), held every summer on the UNH campus. He has conducted regional high school honor bands in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
A native of Mayville, Wisconsin; Nic received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, attended L'Institut de Hautes Etudes Musicales, in Montreux, Switzerland; and received his Masters of Music with honors from the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Nic lives in Exeter, New Hampshire with his wife Jeremy Townsend. They are the parents of daughter, Olivia, and son, Stephan. An avid bicyclist, Nic rides thousands of miles each year along New Hampshire’s beautiful back roads. Twice he has ridden 700 mile solo tours of his home state of Wisconsin.