Nicole Peragine

Degrees & Studies

B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music; M.M. in Viola Performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro


Junior Strings, Viola, Conservatory Sinfonia

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2017

Performances & Distinctions

Violist and conductor Nicole Peragine received her Bachelor of Music Education at the Crane School of Music and her Master of Music from the UNCG School of Music in Viola Performance. She had the great privilege of studying viola with Dr. Shelly Tramposh and Dr. Scott Rawls. During her years of study, she attended the Max Aronoff Viola Institute and Brevard Music Center. While at the Crane School of Music, she was a Presidential Scholar Grant recipient for her work in curriculum design focused on injury free performance. During her time in North Carolina, Ms. Peragine taught HS Orchestra and AP Music Theory while also playing viola for the Fayetteville Symphony and Carolina Philharmonic. She had the great honor of playing in Carnegie Hall with the Carolina Phil under the baton of Maestro David Michael Wolff. During this time, she also worked with Maestro Wolff to launch the youth orchestra program associated with the Carolina Phil. Ms. Peragine has served as an education writer for the North Carolina Symphony’s Friday Favorite concert series and has consulted on or coordinated a variety of education projects. She currently directs the Orchestra Program at Fox Lane High School, sits principal viola for the Chappaqua Orchestra, and freelances in the Hudson Valley region.

Teaching Philosophy

Nicole Peragine believes all people have the ability and should have the opportunity to make great music. She believes music enables one to be a more complete human being and that it is a critical component to a child’s overall development. Through exploration and connection with our rich musical heritage, Ms. Peragine’s students walk away from rehearsals empowered with a deeper understanding of the literature, technique and how it helps us to achieve musical goals, and the importance of perseverance.