Nick Hudson teaches piping full-time at St. Thomas Episcopal School in Houston, TX. He received a BFA in Music Performance under Alasdair Gillies and Jimmy McIntosh from Carnegie-Mellon University. Performance highlights include winning the Braemar Gold Medal (2016), Piobaireachd Society Canadian Gold Medal (2015), Overall A Grade Winner at the SPSL Contest in London (2016), Overall EUSPBA Professional award (2015, 2016), The Livingstone Invitational winner (2016), the Silver Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban (2016), and the B MSR at the Northern Meeting in Inverness (2016), . He has played in multiple Grade 1 bands, most recently with the Toronto Police Pipe Band. Nick is a member of both the EUSPBA Judges Panel and the Music Board.
Prior to accepting his teaching position at St. Thomas, Nick was the Instructor of Bagpiping and Supervisor of the Bagpipe Band at The College of Wooster, in Ohio, one of the few universities in the world to offer a Bagpipe Performance music degree.
Other performance highlights include piping in concerts with such celebrated acts as the Grammy-winning Chieftains, award-winning Bonnie Rideout, Grammy-nominated John Doyle, and Jerry O’Sullivan. Nick has also piped for famous dignitaries such as in the White House for President Obama and Mrs. Obama, the Prime Minister of Ireland, and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and has performed on field for three NFL games, many performances in in the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland as well as at the prestigious MacCrimmon competition at France's Festival Interceltique de Lorient,the largest Celtic festival in the world.