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

Glimpses of Azure, commissioned by A Far Cry, 2013; premiere 12/7/13, Boston, MA

Voices in the Wind, duets for flute and viola, commissioned by Lisa Carlson, flute and Elizabeth Reid, viola; premiere 4/14/13

Bridges, work for string quartet (2011), premiere 8/11/2012, Burlington Ensemble

19 different works performed in 2011, including the next 5:

Summer, work for SATB divisi, 6′ (2011), premiere 10/14/2011

Trajectory of Flight, work for mezzo soprano and strings, 22′ (2011), premiere 10/14/2011

For All That Lingers, work for SATB chorus, 6′ (2010), premiere 11/6/2011

Lament for Violoncello, 6′ (2010), premiere 6/5/2011, Rebecca Haynes, cello

Little Suite for Viola, 8′ (2010), premiere 5/21/2011, Elizabeth Reid, viola

Some Lonesome Valley, work for clarinet, viola and piano, 2010, premiere 5/5/10, Hartt School, W. Hartford, CT Metallurgy, work for brass quintet, 2009, premiere 5/6/09 Hartt School, W. Hartford, CT

The Crane Maiden, commission, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, 2009, piece for actors, narrator and instrumental ensemble, premiere 9/23/2011

Stay in/Break Out, work for woodwind quintet, 2009, commission, Interdistrict Grant Commission, Simsbury, CT, premiere 5/14/09 by the Borealis Winds

Matt’s Tune, work for orchestra, 2008, premiere by the Vermont Youth Orchestra, 12/31/08, Burlington, Vermont

Sprites, a ballet work for orchestra, 2008, premiere May 17, 2008, Barre Opera House, Barre, Vermont

Cinque Amici (Five Friends), commission, 2007, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble and Creation Grant, Vermont Arts Council, premiere, April 18, 2008

Quartet for Strings #2, commission, 2007, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT, premiere the Chiara Quartet, March 15, 2008

The Falling of Trees, commission, 2007, Rochester Chamber Music Society, Rochester, VT, work for baritone and piano quartet, premiere July 8, 2007

Three Songs from “Twelfth Night”, commission, 2005, Interdistrict Grant Program, Simsbury, CT, work for chorus and strings, premiere 3/17/06

Winner, National Symphony Orchestra contest, April, 2002; commissioned work, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings,  premiered at Kennedy Center 3/20/04

Other Recent Professional Awards

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

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–1993-20112