Summer 2019

What a fantastic summer of performing, teaching, and…. graduating!

Doctoral Ceremony, Eastman School of Music, NY, May 2019

Great Plains Saxophone Institute and Workshop, OK, June 2019

Brevard Music Center, Masterclass/Performance, NC, July 2019

International Double Reed Society, World Premiere, FL, July 2019


Assistant Professor of Saxophone

I am excited to have accepted the position as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts. Year one was an amazing year and I am looking forward to continuing to work with the incredible faculty and students at this institution. Go Panthers!

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Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist

Excited to say I am now a Conn-Selmer Artist! I have always played on Selmer Paris and Yanagisawa saxophones. Looking forward to continuing to support this fantastic company and contributing as an artist!

New Teaching Appointment!

I have some exciting news to share with the world. I have accepted the position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I cannot wait to join the talented team at the Peck School of the Arts. I will be teaching applied saxophone, coaching chamber music, and leading the jazz ensemble! I am looking forward to moving to Milwaukee, working with some extremely talented students, and collaborating with fantastic musicians! #gopanthers #UWMsaxophone

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Fuego Quartet's Debut Album Recording

After an intense week of recording, we are happy to announce that the recording stage of the album is done! We would first like to thank our recording engineer, Paul Griffith, our album producer, Connie Frigo, and our recording assistant, Will Marlow, for their tremendous help over the last 4 days. Your collective guidance and expertise helped make the process as smooth as possible, and we could not have done this without you! We would also like to thank the Hugh Hodgson School of Music for letting us record in the beautiful Hodgson Hall. We are looking forward to sharing more details soon! Now it’s time to edit, edit, edit!

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Officially Dr. Roman

I am OFFICIALLY Dr. Roman! I owe a tremendous thank you to my mentor during this process, Chien-Kwan. I am a stronger musician, performer, pedagogue, and person thanks to you. Attending Eastman was one of the best decisions I have ever made. You and the studio welcomed me with open arms and I am forever grateful for the opportunities I was given during my time here as a student. I have met some truly remarkable people that will forever be a part of my life.


Performances and Presentation at the World Saxophone Congress

Two performances and a lecture this summer at the 18th World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia! What a wonderful week of inspiring performances, meeting wonderful people, reconnecting with old friends, and hearing wonderful new additions to our repertoire.…/art…/item/472-roman-nicki…/a…/item/589-fuego-quartet…/726-tenor-saxophone-coll…