Nils is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Trombone performance. Nils is an engaging and charismatic community builder who has been bringing people together through traditional dance, music, song, and story for almost twenty years. He is an internationally-renowned contra and square dance caller, and a classically trained trombonist and singer adept at performing in many different styles. In addition to his role as a performer, Nils brings experience in public speaking, choral conducting, traditional song and dance camp directing, curriculum development, and project management. He is a published author and editor of two books on traditional singing squares, and is widely regarded as a leader in the effort to keep this unique tradition alive and growing. In addition to his position with Revels North, Nils teaches General Music part-time at the Newton School in South Strafford, VT. After fifteen years of keeping a full-time touring schedule in the field of traditional dance, music, and song, Nils is happy to be turning his focus to Revels North and the robust Upper Valley arts community.