David Nichols

David Nichols

Residential Facultydavid-nichols

Department: Performing Arts

Contact Information

Campus: Main
Office Number: MU1-117
Phone number: (623) 845-3739

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.



David Nichols' professional recording experience includes the production and engineering of over 600 commercially released recordings. He has recorded Akon, Ciara, Ice-T, Flotsam and Jetsam, Fountains of Wayne, Ne-Yo, Itzhak Perlman, Sister Sledge, T-Pain, Type-O-Negative, Jimmy Ray Vaughan, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Additional experience includes:

  • Chief Engineer for Nokuthula Ngwenyama Sonoran Storm L.P. 2019.
  • Produced the 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards ‘Americana Album Of The Year’, "Southern Soul" by Jefrey Taylor.
  • Nominated Producer Of The Year 2008 Phoenix Music Awards.
  • Mixed and Mastered Meat Puppets seven album catalog for Rykodisc.
  • Produced 'Music of the Royal Courts of Europe' featuring mezzo soprano Ainhoa Arteta of the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Recorded Lajon Witherspoon/Sevendust 'Angel’s Son' for Virgin Records, #15 Billboard, December 2000.
  • Produced Hovhaness ‘Symphony No. 3’ and ‘Mystery of the Holy Martyrs’ with the Korean Broadcast Symphony Orchestra and soloist Michael Long, conducted by Vakhtang Jordania, in Seoul, Korea.
  • Recorded and Mixed the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for weekly broadcast on KABQ 89.5 FM from 1991-1998.
  • Member of the Audio Engineering Society, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

David Nichols' instruction of audio production includes serving as managing director for the Audio Recording Technical Institute of Arizona and ten years experience as instructor of music production at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. He has been a guest lecturer on audio recording techniques at Colburn School of Music, TapeOpCon, Arizona State University, and Mesa and Scottsdale Community Colleges.

David joined the Glendale Community College Performing Arts Department in 2003, teaching classes required as part of the Audio Production Technologies Associate Degree. He serves as a board member of the Maricopa Community Colleges Audio Production Advisory Committee, as adviser to the Audio Production Club, and as an internship coordinator for GCC’s Audio Production Technologies degree program.