Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Northwestern State University and Chancel Choir Director at First United Methodist Church both in Natchitoches. Prior to coming to Northwestern State University, Dr. Cummins was Director of Choral Activities at Delta State University, and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Louisiana State University; He also taught public school choral music in Alabama and Texas. He has been Director of Music at First United Methodist Churches in Cleveland, MS and Baton Rouge, LA and as Director of Music at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. His wife Whitney is a teacher in the Natchitoches Parish Schools and their daughters are Emma and Addison.
I enjoy serving in church music because it is both enjoyable to see people of all walks come together in the church to make music together, and the enhancement it gives the congregation throughout the service. Many parishioners come up to me and thank me for our music every week. It is wonderful to make the service better and be a part of the ministry each week. I lead a very busy life, but each week I get a few hours to make music with a different purpose…to sing for the joy of our Lord and Savior. It is a marvelous experience and I hope that all our church members would try it for just a week.