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Nicolas Scherzinger, composer

Composer Nicolas Scherzinger (b. 1968) has received awards and commissions from ASCAP, SOCAN, the Barlow Endowment, the Jerome Foundation, the Canada Council, and the Eastman School of Music, and his music has been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia, as well as in Taiwan and China. Recently, his works have been premiered or performed at such venues as the International Viola Conference, the World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the International Double Reed Conference, the Aspen Music Festival, the International Gaudeamus New Music Festival, the Seal Bay Festival, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Many distinguished artists have performed his works, including John Graham, Bradley Lubman, Joseph Lulloff, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, USC Contemporary Music Ensemble, Cassatt String Quartet, Ethos Percussion, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Meridian Phase II and Sequitur. He has had works broadcast on WCNY, WBFO and CBC RadioTwo, and recorded on Raven Compact Disks and Innova Recordings. He is a member of ASCAP, the College Music Society, and the American Composers Forum, and his works are published by ScherziMusic Press (www.scherzimusic.com). He is currently associate professor of composition at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, is a member of the composition faculty at Mannes Prep, the New School for Music, and is composer-in-residence at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. He has taught lessons and courses in composition, theory and analysis, orchestration, improvisation, music history and digital music. In addition to his work as a professional composer and educator, he is active as a performer of improvisatory works for saxophone and interactive computer. Scherzinger received a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (1995-2000), and a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from Western Washington University (1986-1991). He has studied composition with Roger Briggs, David Liptak, Augusta Read Thomas, Christopher Rouse, Allan Schindler, and Joseph Schwantner. He currently lives in Bronx, New York with his wife, pianist Adrienne Kim, and their son.

 

 

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Composer Nicolas Scherzinger (b. 1968) has received awards and commissions from ASCAP, SOCAN, the Barlow Endowment, the Jerome Foundation, the Canada Council, and the Eastman School of Music, and his music has been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia, as well as in Taiwan and China. Recently, his works have been premiered or performed at such venues as the International Viola Conference, the World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the International Double Reed Conference, the Aspen Music Festival, the International Gaudeamus New Music Festival, the Seal Bay Festival, Lincoln Center, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He is a member of ASCAP, the American Music Center, and the American Composers Forum, and his works are published by ScherziMusic Press (www.scherzimusic.com). He is currently associate professor of composition at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, is a member of the composition faculty at Mannes Prep, the New School for Music, and is composer-in-residence at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. In addition to his work as a professional composer and educator, he is active as a performer of improvisatory works for saxophone and interactive computer. He currently lives in Bronx, New York with his wife, pianist Adrienne Kim, and their son.