Nick Karpinsky – Studio String Orchestra

Nick Karpinsky is excited to celebrate his 10th season with the Studio String Orchestra. Nick graduated from Wayne State University in 2009 receiving a Bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education. In 2015 he received his Master’s Degree from Marygrove College in education with a focus in curriculum, assessment, and instruction.

Nick is currently the Director of Orchestras for Seaholm High School and Derby Middle School with the Birmingham Public Schools. Previously he taught in the Waterford and Warren Consolidated School Districts.

Nick has studied with various violinists including Geoffrey Applegate and Jim Waring. As a violinist, Nick performs with several community orchestras in the metro Detroit area. He has also performed with artists including; Il Divo, Mannheim Steamroller, Aretha Franklin, and Eddie Daniels at venues such as the Fox Theater, Orchestra Hall, DTE Energy Music Theater, and Joe Louis Arena.

In addition to performing, Nick enjoys composing and arranging music. He has arranged several pieces for small chamber groups to large combined works for full orchestra and choir. Nick also enjoys conducting and performing in pit orchestras for musicals. He has conducted and performed in over a dozen shows.