CHICAGO, USA // Julie Nichols is a Chicago based composer, pianist, producer and music director who has toured the world playing venues including The Kennedy Center, The Chicago Symphony Center, The Ahmanson and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. She has appeared live with Phish and Live From Here with Chris Thile and Mike Elizondo. Julie’s TV and movie scores have premiered at festivals including Discover Film Festival in London and Sundance and Slamdance in the states.
Prior to her role as Senior Composer at Squeak E Clean Studios, Julie was the Music Director of The Second City in Chicago for 10 years where she shared the stage with Jeff Tweedy, Paul Simon and Tom Hanks. She is the music director of the electrifying soul band Chicago Soul Spectacular and The Second City's The Last Show Left On Earth, on Topic . Julie has composed music for many brands including Coke's 2020 Superbowl Campaign, Nintendo, Campbells, Walmart, Spotify and Beats By Dre.
Julie is on the board of Chicago’s Women In Music chapter, where she helps organize events and panels to unite the women of Chicago’s music scene.