Award-winning composer, teacher, vocalist and guitarist, Nick Vasallo is “a composer on a mission and one possessed of a distinctive voice” - Michael Quinn, 2012 (The Classical Review). His music exhibits “strokes of genius that blend the density of heavy metal with the harmonics of gamelan, the polyrhythms of taiko, and atonality.” - François Couture, 2012 (Monsieur Délire), and is “caught between past and present, East and West, it is music of urgent, often raw-edged immediacy eager to communicate, to connect, and to comment.” His ongoing goal is to create a distinctive polystylistic voice in both heavy metal and modern art music. In 2010, Vasallo was the recipient of the President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship Award - the first arts student to ever receive that honor. Other honors and awards include: San Francisco Classical Voice Music Educator Award 2013, International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011, and more. An Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona, Vasallo teaches college-level courses in music theory, orchestration, music history, music literature, songwriting and electronic music in addition to his work as a composer and performing artist. He currently composes, does lead vocals and plays bass for the modern extreme metal band Oblivion. His music is published by Santa Barbara Music Publishers and released by Innova Recordings and Unique Leader Records. For more info visit his site at http://nickvasallo.com
Nick Vasallo has 1 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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