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INTERVIEW | July 2014
Nick was interviewed in the Columbia Daily Tribune by Aarik Danielsen as part of the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival, University of Missouri, Columbia. Click here for full interview.

REVIEW | May 2014
New York Concert Review of A Breath of Fresh Air concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, 23 May 2014, featuring KHORIKOS performing Nick’s a song of joys.

COMPETITION WIN | April 2014
Nick’s flourishes was a winner of the American Modern Ensemble‘s 2013 Eighth Annual Composition Competition (Tier II, Emerging).

ALBUM FEATURE | March 2014
Nick’s push / pull featured on i care if you listen‘s spring 2014 mix tape. Click here for track list and free download link.

CALL FOR SCORES WINNER / VISITING COMPOSER | February 2014
ensemble mise-en has selected Nick’s flourishes as winner of its recent call for scores, and will perform the work at the mise-en music festival 2014, where Nick will also be a visiting composer, in New York, NY, 19–22 June 2014.

CALL FOR SCORES WINNER | February 2014
TEMPO New Music Ensemble has selected Nick’s push / pull as winner of its recent call for scores, and will perform the work at the University of Maryland, College Park, 28 April 2014.

NEW PERFORMANCE | February 2014
hommage à claude debussy will be performed by the COSMOS Trio at Harpe Carnivale 2014, the American Harp Society’s 41st National Conference, taking place at Astor Crown Plaza Hotel in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, 22–26 June 2014.

COMPOSER SPOTLIGHT | February 2014
Click here to read Nick’s interview with the American Composers Orchestra on SoundAdvice about his participation in the 2014 Berkeley Symphony EarShot Under Construction New Music Readings.

FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE | December 2013
Selected for the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival, hosted by the University of Missouri School of Music and the Mizzou New Music Initiative. Nick will be in a resident for the duration of the festival and will receive a world premiere by Alarm Will Sound, 21–26 July 2014, Columbia, MO. Click here for press release.

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 2–3 February and 4–5 May 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 24 May 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 8 March 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 PERFORMANCE | November 2013
invisible worlds will be performed by Ida Höög and Anna Christensson at the Inter Arts Center on 10 November 2013, Malmö, Sweden.

NEW RESIDENCY | October 2013
Winner of a 2013 Copland House Residency Award. Nick will be in residence 9 October–1 November 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 21 October 2013, Fort Collins, CO.

PIECE SELECTED | September 2013
a song of joys was recently selected for inclusion in the PROJECT : ENCORE database on behalf of Schola Cantorum on Hudson.

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 2 November 2013.

NEW RESIDENCY | August 2013
Named a 2013–14 Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident, Kansas City, MO. Click here for the announcement.

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.)

PIECE PUBLISHED | June 2013
a song of joys selected out of 170+ submissions for publication in the National Collegiate Choral Organization‘s Choral Music Series.

NEW COMMISSION | June 2013
Commissioned for a new choral piece by Cantori at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Robert Cowles, musical director; Geneva, NY

COMMISSION/PREMIERE PERFORMANCE | June 2013
push / pull, commissioned by the 2013 Aspen Summer Music Festival for its contemporary chamber ensemble, will receive its premiere 19 July 2013, Aspen, CO.

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)

NEW PERFORMANCE | June 2013
falling through infinity selected for performance at Cortona Sessions for New Music, 19 June–3 July 2013, Cortona, ITALY.

CONFERENCE ACCEPTANCE | April 2013
anima/animus selected for performance at the 2013 College Music Society National Conference, 31 October–2 November 2013, Cambridge, MA.

WINNER | March 2013
First place in the 2013 Third Angle/Russell New Ideas In Music Competition.

FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE | February 2013
Selected as a composition fellow for the 2013 Aspen Summer Music Festival, 27 June–18 August 2013, Aspen, CO.

FEATURE | February 2013
Nick and his string quartet reach featured on Composers Circle, a website dedicated to presenting one work by one new composer every day.

ACCEPTANCE | December 2012
anima/animus selected for performance at the 2013 New Music Miami ISCM Festival, Spring 2013, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

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.

CONFERENCE ACCEPTANCE | December 2012
anima/animus chosen for the 2013 SCI National Conference, 13–16 February 2013, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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 | October 2012
For the 2013 Third Angle/Russell New Ideas In Music Competition. Performance of new work 21 March 2013, Portland, OR.

FINALIST | September 2012
For the Mivos Quartet‘s Kanter/Mivos String Quartet Composition Prize 2012, New York City, NY.

WORKSHOP ACCEPTANCE | September 2012
With Hanspeter Kyburz and ECCE at the Goethe-Institut with falling through infinity, 21–22 Sept 2012, Boston, MA.

NEW PERFORMANCE | September 2012
three poems of emily dickinson selected for performance at the New Voices @ CUA festival, 25–26 January 2013 in Washington, DC.

HONORABLE MENTION | September 2012
Selected as honorable mention in the 2012 Sioux City Symphony Orchestra’s Composer of the Year competition, IA.

RECORDING RELEASED | August 2012
danza di fuoco, recorded by Omar Fassa on the album Aftermath, available for download at Amazon.com and iTunes (track 8).

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.

FINALIST | June 2012
With reach for New Music Miami‘s section of the ISCM 2014 World Music Days being held in Warsaw, Poland.

NEW PERFORMANCE | June 2012
Jasper String Quartet to perform reach on Classic Chamber Concerts series, 4 February 2013 in Naples, FL.

NEW PERFORMANCE | June 2012
invisible worlds programmed on the SCI Region VI Conference in October 2012 at West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX.

NEW PERFORMANCE | June 2012
Animus Ensemble to perform anima / animus on 25 July 2012 at the New School of Music, Boston, MA.

NEW PERFORMANCE | June 2012
Michael Burns, bassoon to perform insights in July 2012 at the IDRS conference, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

WINNER | April 2012
2012 Beijing Modern Music Festival‘s Young Composer Project with anima / animus, performance in May 2012.

INTERVIEW | April 2012
KCMetropolis.org‘s Movers, Shakers, Stalwarts series. (Click here for full interview.)

REVIEW | February 2012
newEar’s performance of invisible worlds in Kansas City Star and KCMetropolis.org (full review here).

INVITATION | January 2012
From the Académie internationale to compose a new work for le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne at le Domaine Forget, August 2012.

WINNER | January 2012
Random Access Music‘s 2011 call for scores with …from within; performances in New York in March 2012. Click here for more.

COMMISSION | January 2012
New work for the l’Orchestre de la Francophonie at the National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute in Ottawa, Canada in June 2012.

NEW PERFORMANCE | December 2011
Brendan Bondurant, guitar to perform danza di fuoco in Kansas City and New York in March 2012. Click here for more.

NOMINATION | October 2011
For an award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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