“Just choose the one that fits in your backpack,” she was told, and thus began Nicole Peters’ flute career at age seven. In these fifteen years, Nicole has been a part of a wide variety of ensembles including various sized bands, orchestras, klezmer groups, and pit orchestras. Most recently, she worked as an orchestra member with the College Light Opera Company where she played principal flute for nine different operettas and musicals. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicole also participated in numerous virtual music projects with this opera company. Nicole recently graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with Professor Christina Jennings. She is now pursuing her Masters degree at SUNY Purchase in the flute studio of Dr. Tara O’Connor. Beyond flute playing, Nicole finds great joy in caring for animals. Her mom runs a wildlife rehabilitation non-profit, Wild by Nurture, with which she is becoming increasingly involved.