Nick Esposito VIII; Composer, Orchestrator, Sound Designer
Mr. Nicholas R. Esposito VIII has long had a deep love and passion for music. Starting out as a performer on piano, saxophone, and string bass throughout his primary education, Mr. Esposito developed and honed his compositional craft through his studies of scores, composers, and music theory.
He began writing music in 2007 at age seventeen under the guidance of Mr. Richard Roselli and Mr. Kenneth Pollitt at Jericho High School, learning the art of composing for chamber ensemble. Mr. Esposito attended Hofstra University as a music composition major; while there, he studied film scoring and concert composition under renowned classical and film composer Dr. Kenneth Lampl, a former student and professor of the Julliard School of Music. Mr. Esposito has studied orchestration and twentieth-century writing techniques such as serialism, minimalism, impressionism and eclecticism under Dr. Lee Chandler Carter, professor at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. Mr. Esposito also researched eclecticism, primitivism, Musique Concrète, aleatoric techniques and electronic music composition with Professor Herbert Deutsch, Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, renowned composer and co-inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
He then proceeded to attend the Berklee College of Music, earning a Master's Degree in scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a perfect GPA. While a student of Berklee at their Valencia, Spain campus, Mr. Esposito studied under award-winning film composers Lucio Godoy and Alfons Conde, as well as orchestrator/composer Vanessa Garde and video game composer Ben Hogue.
Mr. Esposito has recently had a collection of his pieces performed by the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra and the Budapest Art Orchestra, as well as recorded by members of the London Symphony Orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios in London, England.
Mr. Esposito is the recipient of a number of awards for music performance and composition, including the Louis Armstrong Award, the Berklee College of Music Judges Choice Award in Big Band Performance, and The Peggy Deutsch Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Student Composers.
Mr. Esposito has been a member of Phi Beta Kappa since 2012.