Member Profile: John Nichols III
An enthusiastic member of the SEAMUS community, John Nichols III has received international recognition for his electroacoustic works, and has had compositions performed at events such as Gaudeamus Muziekweek, International Computer Music Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States –among others. His works are honored with awards such as the 2014 Luigi Russolo Grand Prize & 1st Luigi Russolo Award (France, Spain), First Prize Absolute in the electro-acoustic music section of the 2014 International Composition Competition “Città di Udine” (Italy), First Prize in the 2014 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Composer Commission Competition (USA), First Prize in the 2013 WOCMAT International Phil Winsor Electroacoustic Music Young Composers Awards (Taiwan), and winner of the 2013 Conlon Music Prize for Disklavier Plus (Netherlands). His works were also recognized in the 2013 Prix Destellos (Argentina), the 2012 Métamorphoses Composition Competition (Belgium), and the 2011 Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composer Competition. His latest compositions are published on Musique & Recherches, SEAMUS, Monochrome Vision, and ABLAZE Records. Nichols is currently completing his doctorate in music composition at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, where he won the Fourteenth Annual 21st Century Piano Commission Competition.