African American musician, composer, and music faculty member, Howard University (1926-1962); b. 1888; d. 1982.
From the description of Papers, ca. 1927-ca. 1970. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939778
1888 March 30:
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana to William Joseph and Julie Ellen Nickerson.
Graduated High School and Normal Courses from Southern University - State Normal and Agricultural College of Louisiana.
1912- 16: Entered the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1916.
1916- 26: Worked for her father, W.J. Nickerson, at his Music School - Nickerson School of Music, New Orleans, LA.
Returned to Oberlin College for one-year of post-graduate study.
Elected as a member of the Board of Directors of NANM.
1923- 24: Trained and directed for their annual concert the Douglas Memorial Chorus of Oberlin, Ohio.
Admitted to Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society. Received "key" from Oberlin College for scholarship.
Elected as Secretary of NANM.
1926- 62: Taught at Howard University. Instructor of piano, pipe organ and methods of teaching. Head of the School of Music's Junior Preparatory Department for a period of time while at Howard University.
Received the Rosenwald Fellowship. Traveled for one year in order to collect and transcribe Creole music. Published many creole songs as a result of this fellowship.
Elected as Vice-president of NANM.
Received a Master of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Elected as President of NANM.
1982 April 27:
Died of pneumonia at the Howard University Hospital.
Source: Biographical Notes found in Personal Papers, Camille Nickerson Papers Box 161-1; Shannon, Sandra G. "Camille Lucie Nickerson Remembered: The Role of 'The Louisiana Lady' in Preserving Louisiana's Afro-Creole Folk Music," Louisiana Literature, Fall 1990, pp. 62-77.
From the guide to the Camille Lucie Nickerson Papers, ca. 1927-ca. 1970, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)
|creatorOf||Burge, R. Louise, 1908-1986. Papers, ca. 1930-1986.||Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University|
|creatorOf||Nickerson, Camille. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1929-1964.||University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library|
|creatorOf||Camille Lucie Nickerson Papers, ca. 1927-ca. 1970||Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University|
|referencedIn||National Negro Opera Company Collection, 1879-1997, (bulk 1930-1962)||Library of Congress. Music Division|
|creatorOf||Nickerson, Camille. Papers, ca. 1927-ca. 1970.||Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University|
|creatorOf||National Association of Negro Musicians (U.S.). Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1929-1982.||University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library|
|creatorOf||Nickerson, Camille. You don' know when : death song / arr. by Camille Nickerson.||University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library|
|creatorOf||Walker-Hill, Helen. Collection. 1887-||Columbia College Chicago|
|associatedWith||Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993.||person|
|associatedWith||Burge, R. Louise, 1908-1986.||person|
|associatedWith||National Association of Negro Musicians (U.S.).||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||National Negro Opera Company (U.S.)||corporateBody|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Folk songs, Creole|
|Music by women composers|
|Songs with piano|
|African American college teachers|
|African American women composers|
|African American women musicians|