Born in Los Angeles, California in 1985, Nicholas Urie was a recipient of the first annual ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award at the age of 17. He left Los Angeles to study composition with Bob Brookmeyer in Boston, receiving both bachelors and masters degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music. Urie’s music has been heard internationally at festivals and concerts throughout Europe and North America. Urie is an assistant professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he teaches arranging and music theory.
As an active arranger and composer Urie has been commissioned to write music for concerts, recordings, and television broadcasts