Get to know Austin
What have you been up to?
"I am currently working as the Managing Director for the Gettysburg Children's Chorus, and studying for my masters in Translation and Interpretation (French-English) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies!"
How long have you been singing in choirs?
"I started at age 5 singing with the Children’s Chorus of Maryland and taking musicianship classes."
What is your favorite musical memory?
“During the summer of 2020, I was invited to sing for some services at my church in Gettysburg. After being isolated in my house for so long, and having not performed since early March, it was such a blessing to sing for people again!"
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
“Doing my best for the environment.”
Who is your favorite composer?
"I love Thomas Newman."
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"Florence and the Machine, and Oh Wonder."
What song have you not been able to stop listening to?
"This 80's French pop song called Et l'on n'y peut rien, by Jean-Jaques Goldman"
What's the most interesting fact about you?
“I got my first Covid-19 vaccine in France and my second in the US, then my first booster in France and my second in the US!"
Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
"Always breakfast for dinner. Breakfast for every meal team."
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
"A morning person--I love an early morning run!"
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
"Everyone who sings with Lux is not only very talented but also so excited and passionate about what the group does, and it’s fun to be surrounded by that."
What's your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
"I loved Lady, When I Behold the Roses Sprouting, from this past summer."
Austin Nikirk is looking forward to her eleventh season with Lux. She graduated from the Sunderman Conservatory of Music in 2020, and studied Vocal Performance and French. At the conservatory, Austin was a member of the College Choir and Audeamus treble voice ensemble, and studied in the studio of Dr. Susan Hochmiller. In the Fall of 2018, Austin studied abroad in Paris, France, at the École Normale de Musique. Austin has sung in many choirs, starting with the Children’s Chorus of Maryland under Betty Berteaux, and American Kodály Children’s Chorus under Dr. Alyson Shirk. Austin now lives in Monterey, California, and feels fortunate to continue singing with Lux over the summer.
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