Nicholas Kelly

Nick is a composer living in Penticton. Trained in both classical and film score composition, he loves telling stories through music. His soundtracks to student and independent films have received screenings and awards at festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil, and his concert music has been selected for performances and awards by groups across North America, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Nick completed a Bachelor of Music at Ithaca College in New York and a Master of Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. As a graduate assistant at UBC, he taught private composition lessons to over 20 talented undergrads from diverse academic backgrounds, helping them explore the relationship between their music theory training and their individual creativity. He also studied the pedagogy of music theory at Ithaca and taught theory classes as a TA in New York.