Nicholas Hudson is a professional, conservatory-trained bagpipe musician and instructor based in the Houston area. He is the third ever graduate of the Bagpipe Performance degree at Carnegie-Mellon University. An experienced performer, Nick is well versed in both traditional and contemporary piping and, as a Professional grade bagpiper, has won many prizes in solo competition. He also holds the Graduate Certificate from the Institute of Piping, the highest certification possible for bagpipe performance. Performances have taken him to Scotland, France, Canada and across the US. In addition to highland piping, Nick is an active performer of border/smallpipes and whistles. Whilst pursuing his performance degree, Nick was also in the Music Education Certification program at Carnegie-Mellon and is currently Instructor of Bagpipes at St Thomas Episcopal School in Houston and also maintains a private bagpipe lesson studio.