To Whom it May Concern,

I have had the distinct privilege of working with Mr. Nick Brightwell in a number of classes that I have taught over the past few years, and whose academic endeavors consistently proved to be inventive and original.

I want to underline that I have been involved with higher education since 1970, and that Mr. Brightwell stands out as an exceptionally motivated and inspired student of music.

I have attended many recitals that Nick has performed, and with much respectfully report that his virtuosity as a guitarist is exceptional. He fully executes advanced technique in many categories of music for guitar; however, it is not technical expertise alone that qualifies him as an accomplished player. It is also his musical sensibility that contributes elegant vision to his technique.

In essence, he understands the pedagory of guitar from a sophisticated perspective and performs from an artistic perspective that is remarkable. Along with his ability on the instrument, comes an intellectual understanding of music history and literature and it is in classes concerning this pedagogy, that I specifically instruct, that I also find his abilities as a university student to exceed expectations. It is an honor to work with Mr. Brightwell, and a distinct pleasure to write this open Ietter of recommendation on his behalf.

Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum
Senior Lecturer, Music History and Literature

To Whom It May Concern:

I am delighted to write this letter in support of Nick Brightwell, and I think when you hear him play you will be just as delighted.

I met Nick this spring when he was recommended to play for the reception preceding the Honors College Graduation Ceremony, and what a wonderful recommendation that was. Nick is the consummate professional and, boy, can this guy play guitar! We have had several musicians play for this event, and Nick ranks up at the top. We were told by so many students, as well as parents, how much they enjoyed hearing him play and how sorry they were when had to stop so we could be begin the ceremony.

Nick is not only a phenomenal musician, he is outgoing, friendly, funny, and just an overall nice to per work with and engage in conversation with.

If you have not had the opportunity to experience Nick’s mastery of finger style guitar playing you should... and soon!

Robin Weigert
Associate Director - Honors College


It is with great pleasure that I am writing a letter of recommendation for Nick Brightwell, We have used Nick for several different events held at our facility over the past three years. Nick has added his entertainment support to provide our events with a warmer, classier atmosphere. Our events always draw a wide variety of patrons with different interests. Nick has the uncanny ability to accommodate any and all of our guests interests due to his wide array of music.

We use a number of third party contractors to help ensure the success of our events. Nick is by far one cf the most professional, reliable, and timely contractors that we’ve work with at our facility. We have used Nick exclusively at our meeting planner events held regularly at our 640 acre facility located in the rolling, wooded hills of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine.

I highly recommend your choice of Nick Brightwell to provide for your entertainment needs. Should you have any further questions about Nick’s services, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number listed for further information,

Best Regards,
Mike Kertscher
Programs Manager, Road America