Nicole Rampersaud is a Canadian Trumpet Player, Composer, and Recording Artist, focused on creating music that cuts through genre, culture, and hyperbole to create resonate experiences that connect people from all walks of life. She is an established and resourceful side person, having worked with a diverse and ever-expanding group of musicians including: Anthony Braxton, Joe Morris, Rakalam Bob Moses, and Sandro Perri, to name a few. Nicole has been performing and composing solo trumpet music since 2008, and uses this as a vehicle t deconstruct and abstract the trumpet’s traditional sonic possibilities. In solo performances. Nicole improvises composites of her pieces in the moment, resulting in compelling structures that engage, challenge, and, ultimately, involve audiences in the creation of a connected experience. Nicole’s compositions have been performed at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales, the Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York, and the suddenlyLISTEN series in Halifax. We’re honored to have Nicole with us as our fist ever composer-in-residence!