NEW READING AND PREMIERE | November 2013
Selected for the American Composers Orchestra Earshot/Under Construction New Music Readings for the Berkeley Symphony, conducted by Joana Carneiro. World premiere performance of burning (2013.14) will take place Feb. 2–3 and May 4–5, 2014, Osher Studio, UC Berkeley. Click here for press release.
CALL FOR SCORES SELECTION | November 2013
falling through infinity (2010.13) selected for the Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM) annual Composition Call for Scores Contest, and will be performed by Ensemble Π on May 24, 2014, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City, NY. Click here for press release.
COMPETITION WIN | November 2013
a song of joys (2008.11) is a winner of the KHORIKOS 2014 Ortus International New Music Competition. The performance will be conducted by Jesse Peckham on March 8, 2014, St. Anthony’s in Soho, New York City, NY.
FINALIST | April 2013
Finalist for the American Academy in Rome‘s 2013–14 Rome Prize in Musical Composition (selected as alternate).
NEW RESIDENCY | October 2013
Winner of a 2013 Copland House Residency Award. Nick will be in residence October 9–November 1, 2013 at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Click here for press release.
NEW PERFORMANCE | September 2013
a song of joys was selected for performance at the Aires Composers Festival on October 21, 2013, Fort Collins, CO.
PIECE PRESENTATION | September 2013
a song of joys was selected by the National Collegiate Chorale Organization for the NCCO Choral Music Series and for presentation in a literature session at the 2013 National Conference, Charleston, SC on November 2.
ENCORE PERFORMANCES | August 2013
push / pull selected for an encore performance on 5 August 2013 and flourishes for an encore performance on 11 August 2013 at the 2013 Aspen Summer Music Festival, Aspen, CO.
REVIEW | July 2013
Nick’s 17 July 2013 UK premiere performance of invisible worlds by The Riot Ensemble and the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble received a review on The Latest website, Brighton, ENGLAND, UK. (Click here for review.)
NEW COMMISSION | June 2013
Commissioned for a new choral piece by Cantori at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Robert Cowles, musical director; Geneva, NY
WINNER/UK PREMIERE | June 2013
invisible worlds selected as a winning piece of the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble and The Riot Ensemble‘s 2013 Call for Scores,
includes two performances, 16–17 July 2013, London and Brighton, ENGLAND, UK. (Nick’s UK premiere)
FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE | February 2013
Selected as a composition fellow for the 2013 Aspen Summer Music Festival, 27 June–18 August 2013, Aspen, CO.
WINNER | December 2012
Winner of the 2013 East Carolina New Music Festival Orchestra Composition Competition, East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra, 23 March 2013, Greenville, NC.
RUNNER UP | December 2012
reach named runner up in the 2013 RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
WINNER | December 2012
Winner of the 2013 MACRO Composition Competition with reach, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO,
includes session presentation on reach at the MACRO Musicians Workshop, 22 June 2013, Madison, WI.
WINNER | November 2012
Second Place Winner of the 8th Annual Chengdu China Sun River Prize, Chengdu, CHINA.
FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE | November 2012
Selected as a composition fellow at the UCDavis: Worlds of Discovery and Loss: The Art of Migration Festival 30 Jan–3 Feb 2013,
includes performance of reach by the Calder Quartet, 2–3 Feb 2013, Davis, CA.
FINALIST | September 2012
For the Mivos Quartet‘s Kanter/Mivos String Quartet Composition Prize 2012, New York City, NY.
HONORABLE MENTION | September 2012
Selected as honorable mention in the 2012 Sioux City Symphony Orchestra’s Composer of the Year competition, IA.
INTERVIEW | August 2012
Kansas City Star‘s “Classical Beat” column by Patrick Neas, A+E section, 12 August 2012. (Click here for full interview.)
FINALIST | July 2012
SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Region VI Winner with reach. Piece will advance to Final Round for possible commission.
NEW PERFORMANCE | June 2012
invisible worlds programmed on the SCI Region VI Conference in October 2012 at West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX.
NOMINATION | October 2011
For an award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.