Our Featured Artist is: TERRY LEE NICHOLS
Terry Lee Nichols is a Florida based, classically trained composer and multi-instrumentalist. He specializes in New Age, cinematic, and adult contemporary music.
Since he was 4 years old, music has been an important part of his life. In Junior High School, he played the trombone in the school band, began taking piano lessons, and also played banjo and tenor saxophone. Before high school, he played the piano, guitar, and banjo.
At Florida State University, he was a music composition major with piano as his primary instrument. He became exposed to contemporary classical music while studying under Dr. Harold Schiffman. He holds an MFA in Music Composition and Theory.
Terry also studied at California Institute of the Arts under Stephen “Lucky” Mosko and Morton Subotnick. There he became exposed to world music, studying gamelan and South Indian Sarali.
While attending college in Los Angeles, he composed music for a number of national commercials while serving as an apprentice to Randy Van Horne and Nathan Scott, scoring documentary films, television shows and movies. During this time in Los Angeles, he also became interested in the use of computers and music at the CalArts electronic music lab.
When he left California to work on his Ph.D. at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, he discovered that his interest in technology and music began to converge, although he opted at that time to go the technology/enterprise software route instead of the following the music and his initial dream of becoming a music professor.
What he did discover during that time, however, was that his musical training and innate ability to reduce musical components down to their basic elements helped him tremendously in developing his ability to grasp and work with complex systems and thousands of lines of computer code. He subsequently opened his own successful software company, which he eventually sold.
Music is, was, and remains Terry’s biggest passion in life.
His debut album, “At Peace Beneath the Shade of My Father’s Tree,” was nominated for a 2016 Zone Music Reporter award: Best Neo-Classical Album. The album is 17 tracks as a cinematic soundscape and a reflection of his life and life events.
His new release, with Rebekah Eden, is “We have only come to dream. . . ” Other credits on the album include: Philip Spevak, poet, Sherry Finzer, award winning flutist, Hekembe Eichelberger , Mezzo-Soprano, Dr. James W. Norris, historical background research, Gordon Davies, engineer, Salley Gardens, and Dan Edminster, vocal track recording engineer.
Read New Age CD’s review of “We have only come to dream. . .” here. The music on this album is gorgeous, big, stunningly beautiful, and largely cinematic.
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CONTACT TERRY LEE NICHOLS:
5 Jasmine Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Email: [email protected]
Official Artist Website: http://www.terryleenichols.com
CONTACT REBEKAH EDEN:
Official Artist website: http://www.rebekaheden.com
Ed & Stacey Bonk: Lazz Promotions: [email protected]