Jeff Nichols' work has been commissioned and performed by leading new-music ensembles throughout the U.S. as well as in England, Italy and Germany and South Korea. His work Chelsea Square is featured on a recently-issued CD by Marilyn Nonken (CRI). He has received awards by the Guggenheim Foundation and the Fromm Music Foundation. Papers read at AMS and SMT on music of Schumann, Beethoven and Bartók. Prof. Nichols essay "Metric Conflict as an Agent of Formal Design in Schoenberg’s Quartet Opus 30" appeared in Music of My Future: The Schoenberg Quartets and Trio (Harvard University Press, 2000). He served as consulting Editor of Composers on Music (Northeastern University Press 1997).