• Welcome to Mrs. Nichols' page!

    Christine Jarquio

    Christine Nichols starts her fourth year of teaching vocal music at Jefferson Middle School this year.  Mrs. Nichols is passionate about creating, sharing, and educating about music with and for students, using the fine arts as a tool to bring out students' creativity, talent, and emotional expressiveness.
    At JMS, Mrs. Nichols teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Choir, as well as Jeff's extracurricular choir, Voices of Jeff.  All grades are welcome to join this group and no auditions are necessary!  Please visit Mrs. Nichols in the choir room (room 26), or pick up a red flyer in the main office if you are interested in signing up.
    This year, Mrs. Nichols will also be co-teaching Women's Chorus and a Musical Theater class with Mr. Mike Pierson at Rock Bridge High School.  She is joining the 5th Grade Honors Choir as pianist.  On Sunday afternoons, she directs the Columbia Youth Choirs 'Choristers,' the 4th & 5th grade girls choir.
    In her spare time, Mrs. Nichols enjoys running, and sings in professional choral ensembles Vox Nova (www.voxnovacomo.com), Prometheus (www.prometheusmusic.org), and Pro Arte of Saint Louis (www.proartestl.org).  Mrs. Nichols and her husband, Jay, live with their two coonhounds, Elly and Oliver.  They love traveling and going on adventures!  
    Email: chrnichols@cpsk12.org