Nicholas Leigh started playing the piano when he was 7 and was already composing by age 9. Since then, he has always known his life would take the path of not only playing, but also composing music. When he was 11, Nicholas took up the violin. He played with the school orchestras all the way through high school, and also was a member of the Meridian Youth Symphony Orchestra and Centennial Chamber Orchestra. In college he played with the Boise State University Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas has earned several awards and won numerous competitions in the Northwest on both piano and violin. When he was 14, Nicholas released his first CD "Just a Beginning," a collection of his music to date, along with some popular favorites. His next CD, "The Path I Choose," presented all of his works for piano so far. Nicholas graduated from Boise State University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Music degree, emphases in composition. He studied composition with Professor J. Wallis Bratt, and piano performance and pedagogy with Dr. Del Parkinson. He earned his professional certification, and title of Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) from Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in 2015. Nicholas continues to teach piano and work on new music.
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