Dr. Nicole Boguslaw has been playing cello since the age of eight and has been teaching for the past fifteen years. She recently earned her doctorate in cello performance from the University of Maryland in 2022, and taught at the university level both there as well as at Anne Arundel Community College. As an orchestra musician, she is a section cello member of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has played with the Washington National Opera Orchestra, the Maryland Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, and Apollo Orchestra. In 2016 she won San Francisco Academy’s concerto competition and soloed with the SF Academy orchestra. She has performed while touring across Europe, the Caribbean and North America. She currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland where she frequently plays in her piano trio, Rock Creek Trio.