Department: Music


Office: Bixler 219
Phone: 207-859-5678
Fax: 207-859-5635
Email: nrabata@colby.edu

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Professional Information

Nicole Rabata has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician and is also active as a traditional Irish flutist on the wooden flute. She holds an artists’ diploma and master’s degree in performance from Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. Ms. Rabata currently serves as an applied music associate at Colby College, where she maintains an active flute studio and is principal flute in the Colby Symphony Orchestra.  In January 2009, Ms. Rabata will be spending a month in northeast India for the Jan Plan Colby program, teaching music at the Ghandi Ashram School. She is also a coach and adjudicator in youth chamber music at the Bay Chamber Concerts’ Next Generation program. Recent concert appearances include The Portland Chamber Music Festival, The National Flute Convention, the International Flute Festival of Lund, Sweden and the Magic Flute Festival in Stockholm. Ms. Rabata is a founding member of the Bayside Trio and Harlequine Ensemble, recent Ensemble-in-Residence at Bowdoin College, and the World Flute Trio, a unique ensemble showcasing traditional Shakuhachi, Klezmer, and Irish flute music and original compositions.  Ms. Rabata has spent many years teaching and performing traditional music in Ireland, where she resided for four years near the West Coast. She is currently recording her first solo album featuring traditional Irish, Breton, and French Canadian repertoire in addition to her own compositions on the wooden flute.

Courses Currently Teaching 2013-2014

MU093 G Applied Music: Ensemble, Noncredit (Flute Choir)
MU191 A1 Lessons: Credit
MU191 A2 Lessons: Credit
MU193 G Applied Music: Ensemble, Credit (Flute Choir)