Composer biography

Nicholas Weininger (b. 1978) is a software engineer by profession and a passionate choral composer and singer by avocation. His choral works have been performed by choirs across the US, ranging from the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco and the NYC-based ensemble Choral Chameleon to the West Genesee High School Chorale and the Germantown Friends School Concert Choir.

Nick holds a Ph.D. in pure mathematics from Rutgers University and works as a software engineering manager at Google. He has sung with the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (IOCSF) since 2007. Nick began composing for IOCSF in 2011 and in 2015-2016 served as IOCSF's inaugural Composer-in-Residence; the ensemble has performed ten of his works in all. In November 2016 Nick's setting of "As kingfishers catch fire", commissioned by IOCSF, was awarded second prize in the Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition. Initially an autodidact, Nick took up private composition study with Joseph Stillwell in 2014 and has also studied with Rex Isenberg, Jeffrey Parola, David Conte, and Vince Peterson at the Choral Chameleon Institute. Nick lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.