Adele Hart Chair
Assistant Principal Timpani and Percussion
Nicholas "Nick" Sakakeeny
Nick Sakakeeny joined the FWSO in 2018 as Assistant Principal Timpanist and Percussionist.
He enjoys performing in a variety of settings, and has worked with ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. A native of Oberlin, OH, Nick attended the Manhattan School of Music for his undergraduate studies before completing his master’s degree at Northwestern University. His teachers have included Marc Damoulakis, Duncan Patton, Christopher Lamb, and She-e Wu. As a student, he attended the Round Top Festival Institute, National Orchestral Institute, Eastern Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center. In his spare time, Nick likes cooking and traveling.