In 2015 Mr. Lampo retired as Senior Vice President with the Risk & Regulatory Program Management area of Bank of America. During his 35 years in the IT industry, he has been Chief Information Officer for a start-up internet company, marketing manager for an I.T. consulting services firm and consulting division manager for a software development company. As a cellist, Nick has performed with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and as principal cellist with the Jacksonville, Florida Symphony and the Orlando Florida Symphony. In addition, he has performed internationally with various orchestras and chamber ensembles. He continues to perform chamber music and founded the Blue Ridge Chamber Players in 2005 which, in addition to performances throughout NC, brought the first professional Chamber Music series to West Jefferson NC. In addition to his service as VP and programming committee chair for the Violin Society of America (VSA), Mr. Lampo’s community service includes past board chair for the Charlotte Civic Orchestra and Friends of Music at Queens University. He has also served as board member for Charlotte Children’s Choir and Charlotte Coalition for Social Justice. Nick has attended the VSA Oberlin Bow Restoration and the VSA Oberlin Acoustics Workshops. In addition, he has attended the instrument maintenance workshops at the University of New Hampshire where he studied violin setup & repair. Mr. Lampo established the Blue Ridge String Instrument Company (BRSIC) in 2010 which he closed in 2020. BRSIC provided string instrument sales, maintenance and repair services to the students and string players in the Charlotte NC area.