Nick Volz

Associate Professor of Classical and Jazz Trumpet

Nick Volz
Office Location
101 Communications/Music Complex
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
School of Music
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3444
Fax Number
(504) 865-2582
E-mail Address


D.M., Indiana University; M.M. Southeastern Louisiana University; B.M.E. Loyola University New Orleans.

Short Bio

Nick Volz joined the Loyola University faculty in 2008. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Loyola University, his Master’s degree in Music Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University, and his Doctorate in Brass Pedagogy from Indiana University. His studies at Indiana University enabled him to earn doctoral minors in both Music Theory and Jazz Studies.

Dr. Volz has enjoyed a broad and diverse career as a performer and educator, performing throughout the world in both classical and jazz contexts. As a New Orleans native and active freelance musician, he performs regularly with a variety of groups including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, John Mahoney Big Band, Delfeo Marsalis, and Vivaz Latin Band. He had the pleasure of touring extensively with the New Orleans-based original music group Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Other reputable artists he has performed with include the Columbus Symphony, Chicago Baroque Ensemble, Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Brice Winston, John Ellis, and John Vidacovich.

In addition to his numerous radio, television, and recording credits, Volz has also played with such popular music artists as Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra Junior, Run DMC, and Sugar Ray.


Courses Taught

  • Applied Trumpet
  • Applied Jazz Trumpet
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Brass and Percussion Pedagogy
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