Nicole Singer is a musician, teacher, organizer, dancer, and artist living in western Massachusetts. She is delighted to return to Pinewoods to lead the Song Organizers’ Intensive! Nicole is a co-founder and organizer of Youth Traditional Song Weekend, co-author of CDSS’s Folk Sing Starter Kit (with Julia Friend), and the chairwoman of folk music and song programming for NEFFA. As an organizer, Nicole loves geeking out about fostering intergenerational community and making sessions welcoming and enjoyable for all, with a particular focus on anti-racism and inclusion. As a singer, she specializes in sea music, but she also sings shape note songs, ballads, kids’ songs, rounds, camp songs, pub songs – anything that gets people singing together! When she’s not singing, talking about singing, or running a song event, Nicole is an elementary school art teacher and potter.