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Nicolas invited to the Mayfield School as guest artist, will compose original music

»Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Composition, Recent News | 0 comments

Nicolas invited to the Mayfield School  as guest artist, will compose original music

Excited to announce that I will be starting a four week guest artist residency at the Mayfield School in Pasadena thanks to Christin Hablewitz, a wonderful and talented musician and instructor.    I will be discussing the role of music in film, the scoring process and much more. Plus, I will be writing original music for Christin Hablewitz’s instrumental class that will perform this music live to an original film the media department is working. This is collaboration at its best! Being asked to compose music for such a stellar and eclectic group is an honor and I look forward to working with the students in making this experience fun and exciting! For more information, please visit the Mayfield School page on Facebook for pictures, videos and...

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ASCAP Foundation Awards in New York

»Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in About Nicolas, Photo Gallery | 0 comments

ASCAP Foundation Awards in New York

I was in NYC this past week to receive the ASCAP Foundation’s Michelle and Dean Kay Award for an outstanding composer from the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis this past summer. I was thrilled to be selected among so many talented composers. Dean Kay is such a warm, and generous person. When we met during the reception, he told me the story of when he wrote “That’s Life” and Frank Sinatra propelled to amazing heights, opening so many doors for Dean. The evening was a star-studded event. Stephen Schwartz (composer for WICKED, PIPPIN, GODSPELL), Maria Schneider, and Morten Lauridsen were all there including many talented and emerging singers, songwriters, and composers. A truly memorable evening for all!  

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Nicolas receives ASCAP Foundation | Michelle and Dean Kay Award

»Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

Nicolas receives ASCAP Foundation | Michelle and Dean Kay Award

Today, I received word that the ASCAP Foundation selected me for the Michelle and Dean Kay Award. The congratulatory letter states:           ASCAP and coupled with an incredible, supportive staff like Richard Bellis, Michael Todd, Jennifer Harmon, Yvette Martinez, and Patrick Clancy provided growth and nurturing through the Film Scoring Workshop. To be selected among the pool of incredibly talented composer colleagues I had the privilege of getting to know and become friends with through the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop is incredibly humbling. I will cherish this moment forever!   Tweet Share

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Completed the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in About Nicolas, Composition, Film Scoring | 0 comments

Completed the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

Friday, August 5th, marked the last day of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. I felt incredibly happy to have experienced this workshop and very thankful for all the new friends I’ve made through the workshop as well. During the month, I had an incredible time learning even more about the film scoring business. We met heads of music, music editors, JoAnn Kane Music Service (the same people who prepare the scores and parts for John Williams, John Powell, and others), we honed our conducting, we wrote a cue for an assigned scene from an A-List film, and finally recorded that music with a 64-piece orchestra at the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios. I’m still reeling from the fact that we were allowed to record with such a large group...

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