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's works are published through Personage Press and SMP Press.

Nick holds a Ph.D. in pure mathematics from Rutgers University, worked as a software engineering manager at Google from 2005-2020, and is now an independent consultant. 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. Nick's 2016 setting of "As kingfishers catch fire", commissioned by IOCSF, was awarded second prize in the Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition and was a finalist for the 2020 American Prize. Initially an autodidact, Nick took up private composition study with Joseph Stillwell in 2014 and now studies with Vince Peterson. Nick lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.