Nix, Verolga

Verolga Nix is the daughter of the late Reverend Andrew W. Nix, Sr. and the late Ida A. Nix of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She majored in music at Germantown High School. After taking the test given by the Board of Education, she won the first out-of-state, four year music scholarship ever offered by the Board of Education Music Division. After two years at New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, she transferred to Oberlin Conservatory of Music, in Oberlin, Ohio. She received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Oberlin Conservatory. Verolga taught Music in the Philadelphia Public School System for over 20 years.

Verolga is a member of BMI, NANM; and The Hymn Society. She has received awards from O.I.C.; Jazz Cultural Award from Amy 6 Public School; a proficiency award for “Composition, Arranging, Directing and Editing” from Dr. Hytolia R. James; the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA; and the Josie R. Roberts Music Award presented by the Delaware Valley Alumni Association of Bethune-Cookman College.

In 1999, She traveled to Egypt as conductor and Music Consultant for the Eastern College Choir of St. David’s, PA.

In 2000, Nix received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, with an emphasis on Sacred Music, from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC.

Nix is a member of the New Covenant Church of Philadelphia. She is organist for Ward A.M.E. Church of Philadelphia. Her whole devotion to God and musical talents flow and is exemplified in and through this ministry.