Ricklen Nobis, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, served as Principal Keyboardist with the Utah Symphony for twenty-six years. He currently is Music Director of Utah’s Repertory Dance Theater, a position he has held for nearly thirty years.
He worked closely for several years with actor Robert Redford in the designing, facilitating and administrating of the Film Composer’s Lab as Director of Music Programs at Redford’s Sundance Institute. From 1997 through 1999 he traveled throughout the United States with “The Phantom of the Opera” National Tour, and remained the show’s keyboard sub for many years thereafter.
He has collaborated at the keyboard in recital with such artists as clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, violinist Joseph Silverstein and guitarist Pepe Romero with whom he toured internationally, presenting music for guitar and harpsichord.
As a composer, his works are performed regularly, and he was recently a Composer Fellow at Ucross Foundation, an artists’ retreat located on the high plains of NE Wyoming.