Nicholas Bissen is a strong advocate for student opportunity and success. As a saxophonist and educator, Nicholas held faculty positions through Lone Star North Harris and Stephen F. Austin State University. He currently owns and operates The Rose Street Saxophone Room, providing instruction and opportunity to saxophonists across Houston. Nicholas has been featured as a chamber musician, recitalist, and concerto soloist. Nicholas frequently arranges for the saxophone, appearing on the album Jamnaji by Nathan Nabb, James Bunte, and Hyun Ji Oh. His publications can be found through Murphy Music Press. Nicholas received a performance certificate from Stephen F. Austin State University, a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State University.