NICK STRIMPLE
Composer   -   Conductor   -   Scholar   -   Author

Strimple Recording with the London Symphony Orchestra

   Nick Strimple recording with the London Symphony Orchestra in London, 2008. (© PICTURE PARTNERSHIP)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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Nick Strimple rehearses the London Symphony OrchestraHailed by the LA Weekly as a musician “whose praise is too seldom sung,” Nick Strimple is not only a respected Holocaust music expert, but an imaginative and prolific composer, conductor and scholar. A recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Baylor University, his latest book, Choral Music in the Nineteenth Century, is available now.

His own compositions as well as recordings made under his baton may be heard on the Naxos, Music & Arts, and 4-Tay labels. Strimple’s constant drive for vocal perfection and clarity may be heard in numerous choral and orchestral concerts under his direction given each year.

 

In his pursuit of understanding and tolerance, Strimple is a sought-after Holocaust music scholar, giving guest lectures at Yale University, Oxford University, the University of Miami and Wellesley College among others. Working with both private and government organizations, he regularly presents and performs Holocaust music education programs throughout the United States and Europe. . . Read more about Nick Strimple on the Bio page


Nick Strimple rehearsing with Mozarteum Orchestra and
soloists in the Collegiate Church, Salzburg, 1982.

 

Strimple's recent book, Choral Music in the Nineteenth Century, has won praise from the American Choral Review, London Times Literary Supplement, and others. Paul Salamunovich wrote, "Through a scholarly yet accessible writing style, Nick Strimple has illuminated 19th century choral repertoire for all levels of choral musicians. An outstanding guide with a vast knowledge of choral works and composers, Nick leads us effortlessly through the terrain of the richest and most gratifying choral music of the Romantic era. It's a must have for anyone in choral music." . . . Read more about Nick Strimple's work.

 

 

NEWS

August 2014 - Israel

Strimple lectured in Israel at the International Viktor Ullman Conference.

 

2013

Strimple conducted the Choral Society of Southern California, the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, the YMF Debut Orchestra, and Cantor Ira Bigeleisen in a Milken Archive of Jewish Music recording of Maurice Rauch's Oib nit noch hecher.

 

January 2013 - Baylor University

Strimple received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Baylor University.

 

July 2012 - Berlin

The President of Germany was among the dignitaries present as Strimple shared the Berliner Dom podium with Domkantor Tobias Brommann in a festive interfaith concert featuring the Berliner Dom choir and soloists from the Cantors Assembly.

 

February 2012 - Reno

Strimple led the opening night Interfaith Convocation at the Western Division Conference of the ACDA in Reno, Nevada.

 

November 2011 - Brno

Strimple served as Composer-in-Residence at both the New Music Encounter Festival and the Janáček Academy of Music in Brno, Czech Republic.

 

March 2011 - Chicago

Strimple lectured at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and the National Conference of the ACDA.

 

January 2011 - London

Recording Sessions

Strimple conducted the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices in recordings of his Sinfonia Breve, Pentecost, Franciscan Canticles, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, Psalm 116 and Psalm 133.

 

BOOK HIGHLIGHTS

Nick Strimple's book Choral Music in the Twentieth CenturyChoral Music in the 20th  Century

"Full of insight, analysis, and informed opinion. Strimple has done us a huge service with this consolidation of the last century's choral literature." [Timothy Sharpe, Choral Journal, October 2003]

 

Nick Strimple's book Choral Music in the Nineteenth CenturyChoral Music in the 19th Century

"Strimple's writing is clear, lively and often opinionated." [William Weinert, American Choral Review, Spring 2009] Order at Amazon.com
 

Nick Strimple's book Choral Music in the Nineteenth CenturyJewish Resistance Against the Nazis

In his chapter, Strimple surveys the importance of music as a vehicle for resistance. Order at Catholic University Press

 

 

The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

Nick Strimple contributed the chapter on choral music in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

 

Liszt: A Chorus of Voices

The chapter on Liszt's choral music is an interview with Nick Strimple.

 

 

 

 

 

Dvořák in America 1892 - 1895

Strimple contributed the chapter on Dvořák's Te Deum and American Flag cantata.

 

 

 


ON-LINE INTERVIEWS

Visit Artistshousemusic.org to hear Strimple discuss his career, choral music, holocaust music, writing, recording and church music on the  Artists House Music video channel.

 

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