Resume

RESUME OF ERIK NIELSEN

Address: 1266 Northfield Road   Brookfield, VT 05036  Telephone: (802) 276-9906

e-mail: erik@eriknielsenmusic.com website:  www.eriknielsenmusic.com

EDUCATION

M. M., Composition, Hartt School of Music, 1983; elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, 1983

Winner of outstanding student composer award, 1983

Teacher’s Certificate, Orff-Institut, Salzburg, Austria, 1976

B. A., Music and Russian, Bennington College, 1972

Some Recent Works, Commissions and Performances

film score 20-25′ (2019) for orchestra, commissioned by Montpelier Chamber Orchestra and Green Mountain Film Festival, premiere scheduled for March 23-24, 2019

All This Night Shrill Chanticleer 5′ (2018) for SATB chorus and brass quintet or organ, commissioned by Counterpoint, premiere scheduled for 12/2018

Quartet for Piano and Strings #1 26′ (2017), commissioned by the Northern Third Quartet, premiere projected for 9/2018

Kaleidoscope 6′ (2017) for clarinet and string quartet, premiere 6/19/17

Autumn of the Poet 12′ (2016) for soprano and piano, premiere 6/25/17

Music for the film, All of Me (2016), film premiere 9/17/16

Fleeting Moments 24′ (2015), for piano, premiere 10/20/17

A Voice in the Night 24′ (2015), work for bassoon and piano, premiere New York City, November 15, 2016

A Fleeting Animal (revised version) 110′ (2015), full-length opera; premiere 9/11/15 through 9/20/15

Nocturne for Flute and Violoncello 11′ (2015), commissioned by Vermont Virtuosi, premiere 4/24/15

Landscape for violin and cello 4′ (2015), commissioned by Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, premiere 3/22/15

Fanfare in B-flat for orchestra 2′ (2015), commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, premiere 3/14/15

Vermont Sweet for big band 12′ (2014), written for the APEX Ensemble, premiere 2/24/18

Until Time Itself 26′ (2014), for soprano, clarinet and piano; premiere 9/8/14

Glimpses of Azure 20′ (2013), for string orchestra, commissioned by A Far Cry; premiere 12/7/13, Boston, MA

Other Recent Professional Awards

Creation Grant–awarded by the Vermont Arts Council, 2018, 2015, 2012, 2007, 2004

Vermont Arts Endowment Fund Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, 2017

Elected a Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016

Composer Assistance Program Grant—awarded by New Music America (formerly the American Music Center), 2011, 2008, 2003

New Works Grant, Vermont Community Foundation, 2010

Kittredge Fund Award—2009

ASCAP Plus Award–1993-2015