Nicholas Emmerson | Instructor Bio

  • Nicholas Emmerson
    Nɪkləs Em-Ur-Son

  • Nicholas Emerson is a composer,, producer, teacher, and guitarist., and  from Portland, OR.

    He Studied composition and music production at Portland State University with a BS in Sonic Arts & Music Production. He is very active in the local Portland music scene helping to cultivate the incredible wealth of youth talent in the Pacific Northwest and is involved with organizations including Fear No Music Young Composers Project, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Northwest Children’s Theater & School. Nicholas currently teaches at Reed College, Portland State University and  is passionate about teaching music with a compositional approach, to enable students to learn how to compose their own music as they learn how to play their instrument.