Tiffany Nicely, PhD

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo<br />M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

Tiffany Nicely holds a bachelors in Percussion Perfomance and Theory/Composition from the University of New Mexico, a masters in Composition and Music Theory from SUNY Buffalo, and recently earned her PhD in Music Theory from SUNY Buffalo. In addition, Nicely has studied traditional percussion in Brazil, Mexico, Guinea, and Ghana.

As well as teaching music theory, world music, and studio percussion, Nicely directs the World Mallets Ensemble and African Drumming Ensemble at SUNY Fredonia. She is also a frequent performer of traditional percussion across Western New York.

Teaching Interests

African Percussion, Caribbean Percussion, World Music, Percussion Lessons, Music Theory, Aural Skills, World Music, Music Appreciation

Research Interests

West African Mande music, Southern Mexican marimba music.