Nick Omiccioli (b.1982) is a metalhead in a classical musician’s world. Nick has been described as a “rising star” [The Kansas City Star] and a composer with “powerful ideas” that “expresses them confidently” [The Straits Times]. His music has been described as “ominous and enthralling” [The Latest Brighton] and displaying “a depth and density of sound” [KCMetropolis]. Nick’s music encompasses a diverse range of styles across multiple genres. Nick’s music has been performed in Canada, Mexico,the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, China, Taiwan,New Zealand, and throughout the United States. He has composed for some of the leading ensembles of today such as Alarm Will Sound, The Berkeley Symphony, l’Orchestre de la francophonie, the Jasper String Quartet, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble Paramirabo, and Third Angle Ensemble. Nick has received commissions by the Wellesley Composers Conference, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Shouse Institute at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, National Arts Centre in Canada, Le Domain Forget, and Nu Deco Ensemble, among others. In addition to having been awarded many national and international honors, Nick has received residencies at Copland House, Willapa Bay AiR, and was a finalist for the Rome Prize.