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Nicholas Lemme (ˈnik(ə)ləs ˈlemē)
~Writes, plays, and teaches music in the good ol’ midwest; a composer of sacred choral music, quirky chamber ensembles, theater, and other respectable genres.
~Origins: Western South Dakota;
~Schooling: Wyoming, Minneapolis, MN, and Nebraska
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Nicholas Lemme (ˈnik(ə)ləs ˈlemē) —b. 1978—is a composer, singer, and professor of music based in the shire of Lincoln, NE. His works range from sacred choral music to cafe americana. Nicholas has written for, and collaborated with, a number of choirs, most notably The Singers—Minnesota Choral Artists; Schola Cantorum of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Archdiocese of NYC; the Church Music Association of America; and the Polyphonic Choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. He has also been privileged to write for church and high school choirs around the country.
Nicholas has written music for stage and theater companies such as Epiphany Studio Productions (Scrutiny Passions), Open Window Theater (Allesandro, Vitae Monologues), Live Action Set (The Percussionist), and choreographer Vanessa Voskuil (The Silents.) Nicholas was composer, mandolinist and a founding member of the Minneapolis-based avant-classical quartet Spaghetti Western String Co. His compositional pen can be heard on their three critically acclaimed albums.
As a musician Nicholas has sung, played, and recorded music with The Dale Warland Singers, The Singers—MN Choral Artists, Jordan Sramek (Rose Ensemble), Abbie Betinis, Haley Bonar, The Pines, Peter Wolf Crier, Fat Kid Wednesdays, and Paul Fonfara (Painted Saints).
Nicholas’ roots are in western South Dakota where the buffalo roam. He holds a degree in music from the University of Wyoming. He lives with his wife and three children amid the cornfields and gravel roads of NE.
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