Nick Terry


Nadia Shpachenko's The Poetry of Places recording album cover

The Poetry of Places

Nick Terry is a percussionist and educator specializing in contemporary classical chamber music. Based in Los Angeles, since 2005 his multi-faceted creative output has received critical acclaim from the Recording Academy (winner in 57th GRAMMY® Awards, official nominee in 55th GRAMMY® Awards), Percussive Arts Society (invited performer 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 International Conventions), iTunes (2014 Best of Classical Music), and National Public Radio (2017’s Top 10 Classical Albums). His music has been called “mesmerizing, atmospheric, and supremely melodic” by the New York Times, and “representing the next generation in the evolution of modern percussion” by conductor Pierre Boulez. Nick is a five-year alumnus of the Lucerne Festival Academy, where he apprenticed alongside members of Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, and Fritz Hauser. Terry received degrees in music performance from the University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, and Eastern Illinois University. Currently, he serves as Director of Percussion Studies and Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music.