Nicole Equerme has been a professional musician and audio specialist for over a decade. Her musical career began as a euphonium player at the age of ten. A year later, she switched to the French horn and played that throughout high school, adding trumpet along the way so she could participate in jazz band. It was during this time that she began to explore the guitar, playing in various local venues, and frequenting Friday night bluegrass jams on the mandolin.
She earned her B.A of Arts in English while minoring in Digital Arts from Stetson University. It was during this time she began to learn about and fall in love with the digital music world. While in college, she got a job as an Entertainment Tech at Universal Studios, and proceeded to work her way up from Stage Hand, to Audio Tech, and eventually to Show Systems Tech, installing, and maintaining all A/V property on the resort property from speakers to projectors to control equipment.
After graduating from college, and while still continuing to advance among the ranks at Universal, she decided to go back to school and get her B.A in Music, focusing on composition and jazz guitar.
After completing her music Degree, she moved to Boston, where she began working as a technician at MOTU, Inc. She advanced into customer service and covered all domestic and international sales for the company during major tradeshows. Because MOTU makes a variety of audio products, including the industry standard DAW Digital Performer, local MOTU customers would sometimes schedule one-on-one lessons to maximize their DAW performance and efficiency. All the while, she continued singing, writing songs and playing guitar professionally at venues all over Massachusetts.
She was later called upon to help open up Universal Studios’ Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Express, and Gringotts venues. She jumped at the opportunity, and helped to install and optimize this world-class entertainment area for Harry Potter fans and theme park enthusiasts alike. One of the most rewarding challenges of this project for Nicole was utilizing extremely advanced A/V technology in sometimes unconventional ways to suit the need of the particular, often unique application.
While in the process of opening up these venues, she brought her first album of all-original music to fruition, which was completed with the help of Joe Idzal (Paula Cole, Anna Nalick, Howie Day), Gary Paczosa (Dolly Parton, Allison Krauss, Nickel Creek), and Eric Boulanger (Colbie Caillat, Kate Bush, Sarah Jarosz).
She continues to actively perform around the Central Florida area.