Nicholas Rich

Nicholas Rich

Nicholas Rich (b. 1984) is a composer who works at the intersections of music, memory, language, and culture. His output spans multiple genres and media, from traditional chamber ensembles to interactive computer music and laptop orchestras. As a guitarist, he came from a family of musicians who played Country-Western, Bluegrass, Pop, and Rock, and his compositions often carry strong associations with American and British popular music. Rich is a co-founder of Collapss (Collective for Happy Sounds), an experimental music and dance ensemble and one of the premier collaborative art groups in the Southeast. He earned a Master of Music degree at UNCSA, studying with Lawrence Dillon, and a Bachelor of Music at UNCG, studying with Mark Engebretson and Alejandro Rutty. He also studied organ with William Weisser, Joshua Dumbleton, Robert Burns King, André Lash, and Pamela Kane. (www.nicholaserich.com)

Articles by Nicholas Rich:

North Carolina Brass Band Presents a Brass Buffet

Brass Band Review by Nicholas Rich,  May 25, 2017

New Concert Series Samples Musical Delicacies

Chamber Music, Choral Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  January 26, 2017

More Fine EMF Faculty, and a Call to Action for Guitarists

Chamber Orchestra Review by Nicholas Rich,  July 19, 2016

Three Centuries of Chamber Music at EMF

Chamber Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  July 5, 2016

An Evening of American Music on The Square with Salem Band

Band Review by Nicholas Rich,  June 7, 2016

A Sweeping Celebration of Christ Church's Fisk Organ

Recital Review by Nicholas Rich,  April 29, 2016

Ciompi Gives a High-Strung Variety Show at MGS

Chamber Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  March 4, 2016

Lawrence and Shteinberg Go Gallic

Recital Review by Nicholas Rich,  February 13, 2016

Piedmont Chamber Singers Shine in Holiday Concert

Choral Music, Holiday Concert Review by Nicholas Rich,  December 4, 2015

Beautiful Evening of Choral Works Presented by Elon's Camerata

Choral Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  December 1, 2015

Outstanding Performance of New Classics by Winston-Salem Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  November 15, 2015

Outstanding "All Mozart" with WSS

Orchestral Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  October 3, 2015

Jasper String Quartet Dazzles with The Great Masters

Chamber Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  August 2, 2015

2015 Opera in a Box: Falling Angel

Opera Review by Nicholas Rich,  July 23, 2015

Forecast Music: East Meets West Meets East Meets...

Contemporary Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  April 10, 2015

UNC School of the Arts Faculty: The Seven Wonders

Chamber Music Review by Nicholas Rich,  February 15, 2015