Nicholas Bideler

Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Piano

Nicholas BidelerNicholas Bideler is a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas. In 2004 Nicholas was appointed as Principal Organist at Visitation Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri where he also started a Royal School of Church Music program. He received the BM in organ performance from the University of Kansas in 2008 and an MM at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2010. His primary teachers have been Dr. James Higdon, Dr. Michael Bauer and Dr. Roberta Gary respectively. He is currently working on his doctorate of musical arts degree at the University of Kansas. Nicholas won 1st place in the Strader International Organ Competition in March 2008. In 2008 he was appointed as the Associate Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati where he played for both the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls. In the fall of 2010, Nicholas returned to Visitation Church to direct the RSCM choir of boys and girls. Nicholas was a competitor in the 2011 Dublin International Organ Competition and the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition. He now works as the Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at The Church of Saint Michael and Saint George in Clayton.