Having studied at the Moscow Conservatory, Nikolay Alekseevich Myshkin moved for a time to the United States where he directed the choir of the Russian parish of Holy Epiphany in Roslindale, Massachusetts for a period of six years, transforming the choir into an ensemble of professional quality. Subsequently, he returned to Moscow where he has continued to direct church choirs without interruption to the present day. For more than a decade now, he has directed both the principal and popular (narodny) choirs of the parish of Our Lady of Kazan in Kolomenskoe, a seventeenth century church that houses the miraculous Derzhavnaya icon of the Mother of God. He has recorded a number of highly-regarded CDs with various choirs that he has directed over the years. At SSLM Nikolai Alekseevich is the lead faculty on Choral Methods.