Awards/Commissions:

Commission | [for Susan] | The Enchantment | 2020

Commission by the Oregon Music Teacher's Association |

A Quiet Place in the Rain | 2020

 

Award from the Oregon Music Teacher’s Association | 

Composer of the Year for 2020

Commission by 45th Parallel | Crisis Actor | 2018

 

Commission by Trinh Le [for Dr. Samuel Wang] | Song of Solace | 2014

 

Commission by Micah Claffey| Of City and Nature | 2014

 

Commission by Micah Claffey| And the Surface Breaks... | 2013

Film & Video Scores Composed:

 

​2018 | Time Wanders| with Tristan Bliss | music video by Tristan Bliss & Nicholas Yandell

 

2016 | My Own Private Idol| with Timothy Arliss O’Brien | film by Nancy McLaren

 

2014 | Monster Movie| film by Mike Perron.

 

2013 | Chronal | with Alex Fulton | film by Louis Matta

 

2013 | Broadway Coffeehouse | with Nobu Lemke | promotional video by Nobu Lemke

 

2012 | Triangle| with Alex Fulton | film by Joseph Pesavento

 

2012 | Red Cloud: Deliverance| with Alex Fulton | film by Alex Kruz

 

2012 | Back Home| with Alex Fulton | film by Joseph Pesavento

 

2012 | Still Meadows| with Alex Fulton | film by Louis Matta

Performances (As Musician):

April 20th, 2019 | Cascadia Composers presents: All Wired Up

Horn| Time Wanders | by Nicholas Yandell | arranged by Tristan Bliss

 

April 20th, 2019 | Cascadia Composers presents: All Wired Up

Keyboards| Just Minutes Ago: A Retrospective| by Nicholas Yandell

 

Feb. 15, 2019| 45thParallel presents: I Spat in the Eye of Hate and Lived

Reader/percussion| Crisis Actor | by Nicholas Yandell | 

with poem by Micah Fletcher

 

Oct. 28, 2016 | A Musical Story: Nicholas Yandell & Timothy Arliss O’Brien

PianoAnd So We Wander | by Nicholas Yandell

 

Oct. 28, 2016 | A Musical Story: Nicholas Yandell & Timothy Arliss O’Brien

Toy piano/melodica/mandolinCreate a Jovial Spirit |

by Timothy Arliss O’Brien

 

Oct. 28, 2016 | A Musical Story: Nicholas Yandell & Timothy Arliss O’Brien

Handbells with the Wesley Ringers | Hymn of Daybreak for handbells| by Nicholas Yandell

 

August 20th, 2016 | Classical Revolution PDX presents: Music From Hell

PianoDamp Basement | by Tristan Bliss

Radio Play

June 7th, 2020 | Classical WSMR radio’s Modern Notebook for June 7th: Special Marathon 2 with host Tyler Kline | Song of Solace

Professional Membership:

National Association of Composers/USA (NACUSA): Cascadia Chapter

Member | 2011 – currently

Board Member | 2013 – 2016

Publicity Staff | 2016 – currently

Competitions Judged/Mentorships:

May 19th, 2020 | Futurescore! Presented by Campus International High School Music | composer mentor

 

April 5th, 2019 | OMTA Composition Celebration | Eugene

 

2018 | MTNA Composition Competition for Oregon

 

2017 | MTNA Composition Competition for Oregon 

 

March 4th2017 | OMTA Composition Celebration | Portland

Education:

 

Five Towns College| Dix Hills, NY | 2003-2009

Masters of Music | Concentration in Composition/Arranging |4.0 GPA

Bachelor of Music | Concentration in Music Business | 3.939 GPA

Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Graduate Studies

Award for Academic Excellence in Composition/Songwriting

John Marmaduke Award for Music Marketing

 

Private Composition Lessons | Prof. Chuck Mymit | Five Towns College

 

Private Composition Lessons | Dr. Jill Miller-Thorn | Five Towns College

 

Private Composition Lessons | Dr. Felipe Salles | University of

Massachusetts Amherst

 

Private Composition Lessons | Dr. Brad Hansen | Portland State University

Performances of Compositions:

 

July 11, 2020 | Cascadia Composers presents: In Good Hands 2020

(virtual student piano concert)

Through the City Gates | by Elaine Lee

A Song for the Raven | by Ethan Raloff

Taking Flight | by Elaine Lee

June 25th, 2020 | Oregon Music Teachers Association (OMTA) virtual conference

A Quiet Place in the Rain | by Kate Petak (harp) and Hannah Hillebrand (cello)

June 6th, 2020 | Cascadia Livestream Series

A Quiet Place in the Rain | by Kate Petak (harp) and Hannah

Hillebrand (cello)

​April 20th, 2019 | Cascadia Composers presents: All Wired Up

Time Wanders |arranged by Tristan Bliss| by Tristan Bliss (electric guitar), Kaleb Davies (drum set), Timothy Arliss O’Brien (trumpet) and Nicholas Yandell (horn)

 

Just Minutes Ago: A Retrospective| by Corey Heppner (electric guitar), Trent Baarspul (electric guitar), Damian Erskine (electric bass), Kaleb Davies (drum set) and Nicholas Yandell (keyboards)

 

April 17th, 2019 | Brownbag Concert Series

On the Bridge Looking Over| by The Iridescence Piano Flute Duo 

 

 

Feb. 15, 2019| 45thParallel presents: I Spat in the Eye of Hate and Lived

Crisis Actor| by The Pyxis Quartet, Sergio Carreno (percussion) and Nicholas Yandell (reader/percussion) | with poem by Micah Fletcher

 

 

June 16, 2018 | Cascadia Composers presents: In Good Hands

(student piano concert)

A Walk Through the Ruins| by Torin Repasky 

 

Let it Rain| by Phoebus Chen

 

The Sword of Damocles| by Lennox Kornelis 

 

The Open Road| by Bella Lo 

 

Through the City Gates| by Bella Lo

 

A Song for the Raven| by Isaac Dryfuse

 

Rascals| by Eric Seaman 

 

Like Spiders Across the Stars | by Ethan Chang

 

Bleecker Street| by Ethan Wong

 

 

January 14th, 2018 | Cascadia Composers/Groupmuse concert

Nightsong for the Runaways for viola duo | by The Madrona Viola Duo

 

March 29, 2017 | 45thParallel presents: “Classical Crossroads”

And the Surface Breaks... for solo cello | by Marilyn De Oliveira

 

February 12th, 2017 | OMTA Contemporary Festival

Like Spiders Across the Stars for piano| by Selina Teng

 

Jan 21, 2017 | Cascadia Composers presents: Desire for the Sacred

Hymn of Daybreak for horn and organ | by Kurt Heichelheim (horn) and Cheryl Young (organ)

 

Dilate; Elucidate for organ | by Dan Miller.

 

Oct. 28, 2016 | A Musical Story: Nicholas Yandell & Timothy Arliss O’Brien

Dilate; Elucidate for organ| by John Green

 

Hymn of Daybreak for handbells| by The Wesley Ringers

 

Nightsong for the Runaways for trumpet and horn | by Devin McNew (trumpet) and Cassandra Kraft (horn) 

 

And So We Wander| by Topher Yandell (tenor voice) and Nicholas Yandell (piano) 

 

July 28, 2016 | Cascadia Composers presents: In Good Hands

(student piano concert)

Like Spiders Across the Stars for piano| by Selina Teng

 

Feb. 28th, 2016 | Cascadia Composers presents: Attachments & Detachments

Burnside Sketches| arranged by Dianne Davies| by Dianne Davies (piano), Joshua Davies (electric bass) and Kaleb Davies (drum set) 

 

Jan 30, 2016 | Cascadia Composers presents: Perceptions of Sound 

The Bewitching Hour| composed with Alex Fulton| by The Delgani String Quartet 

 

 

Oct 16th, 2015 | Cascadia Composers presents: Cascadia Ventures Forth 

From the Ashes of Empires (Eventide's Lament) | by Casey Bozell (violin), Florian Conzetti (vibraphone) and Kiran Moorty (accordion) 

 

 

Sep 19th, 2015 | Cascadia Composers presents: Attachments & Detachments

Burnside Sketches| arranged by Dianne Davies| by Dianne Davies (piano) and Kaleb Davies (drum set)

 

 

Apr 10, 2015 | Cascadia Composers presents: Cascadia Hits on the World

Wide-eyed in the Neon Light| by Ben Milstein (piano), Parkpoom Aempoo (trumpet), Lars Campbell (bass trombone) and Florian Conzetti (percussion)

 

 

Apr 13, 2014 | Cascadia Composers presents: Watermark (Portland)

And the Surface Breaks... for solo cello | by Diane Chaplin

 

 

Apr 11, 2014 | Cascadia Composers presents: Watermark (Eugene)

And the Surface Breaks... for solo cello | by Diane Chaplin

 

 

Mar 4th, 2012 | Cascadia Composers presents: Contagious Inflections

Street Sounds| by Barbara Heilmair (clarinet) and Cary Lewis (piano) 

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