Ask Our Alumni: Nicole Tranquillo

Name: Nicole Tranquillo 

Year: BM ’08 (Voice) 

Hometown: Wernersville, PA 



Bio: At age 25, Nicole Grace Tranquillo has already built an international name for herself. It was during her extensive training at UArts that she became a Top 12 Girls finalist and cast member on American Idol, Season 6.  After her time on American Idol ended, she finished school and from there began to pursue her music career.  While teaching at various music studios, and serving as an Adjunct Professor at The University of the Arts, Tranquillo started to work on her solo project with producers such as Noizetrip (Fergie, Pink, Black Eyed Peas), Dre and Vidal (Usher, Ciara, Michael Jackson), Devo Springsteen (Kanye West), Phatboi (John Legend, Rick Ross), and Dot Da Genius (Kid Cudi), among others.  Tranquillo has collaborated in the studio with Gift of Gab (Quannum Projects/Cornerstone RAS) and has worked in the studio with John Legend (Atlantic Records).  While performing her original music in the Philadelphia and New York area, she was given the opportunity to be an opening act for such artists as The Roots, Wale, and Snoop Dogg.  After 3 laborious years of traveling, writing, and recording, Tranquillo landed a song placement deal with a Pop artist in Japan whose album will feature “Shockwave”, a song written by Nicole and produced by Right Hook Productions.  Tranquillo is currently an active songwriter, performer, and teacher in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.