Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Erik Nielsen

I am a professional composer available for creating new works of almost any type. I am also an experienced teacher/mentor in composition, now in my 16th year as Senior Mentor with Music-COMP (formerly the Vermont MIDI Project), a program that helps young people create their own music, as well as a Juried Teaching Artist on the Vermont Arts Council Teaching Artist Roster. I am available for residencies, new works on commission, curriculum and professional development, as well as specializing in creating new works for weddings and other special occasions. In addition, as a Touring Artist I am available for performances of my opera, "A Fleeting Animal", presented by my production company, Right Here Productions.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Performance of "Prologue" from "Sketches" for solo piano
Act II Scene 2 love duet, Adam Hall and Mary Bonhag
Performed by A Far Cry
Wendy Hoffmann, mezzo, with October Strings

I Have Worked With

  • April 2013

    I have worked with the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble many times over the past 20 or more years. They played in the premiere performances of my opera, A Fleeting Animal, in 2000, premiered my work for dancer, actors and musicians, The Crane Maiden, in 2011 and most recently my work to accompany Vermont Poet Laureate, Sydney Lea, The Bend in the River (see link in my image and video gallery) in April, 2013.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Erik
Job Title/Position: 
Composer
Mailing Address: 
1266 Northfield Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
Physical Address: 
1266 Northfield Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
Last Name: 
Nielsen
Phone: 
802-276-9906

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Composition
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Chamber
Music - Choral
Music - New
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Solo / Recital
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
ASCAP
Awards: 
Creation Grant Vermont Arts Council, 2015, 2012, 2007, 2004 Composer Assistance Program Grant New Music America 2011, 2008, 2003New Works Grant, Vermont Community Foundation, 2010Kittredge Fund Award—2009ASCAP Plus Award--1993-2013
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
30

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000