Photography by MK Raplinger

Nicholas E. M. Osborn, Composer

Nicholas E. M. Osborn creates music to bring people closer together in a divisive world. Osborn’s music combines elements from genres including classical, jazz, and video game music to create unique sound worlds. He has also composed fixed media music for visual media, including film and several channels on the media streaming service, Twitch, and is always looking for opportunities to work with artists of different disciplines.

Osborn’s works have been read by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and performed during the Squirrel Island Chapel Summer Concert Series in Maine, at an event center in West Virginia, and for student recitals throughout Michigan and Ohio. Osborn’s music was also featured on Hope Will Carry Us, an album by Andrew Hosler.

Osborn is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Society of Composers, Inc., and the Millennium Composers Initiative.

Osborn has studied with Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn, Marilyn Shrude (Bowling Green State University), David Gillingham, and Jay Batzner (Central Michigan University). He has also participated in masterclasses with Christopher Theofanidis (recipient of the International Masterprize, the Rome Prize, and a Guggenheim fellowship) and David Maslanka (three-time National Endowment for the Arts recipient).

When he is not composing, Osborn enjoys playing video games, watching science, animation, and gaming channels on YouTube, and walks in the park.

List of Performances

Past Experiences

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Bowling Green State University

(2019 – 2020)
Taught a lecture-based class, assessed student assignments, formulated a Microsoft Excel document to track student progress. (Exploring Music of World Cultures and Exploring Music)

Music Tutor: Central Michigan University

(2017 – 2018)
Tutored music theory and aural skills students.

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