Biography

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Nicholas Weininger (b. 1978) is a software engineer by profession and a choral musician by avocation and passion. Nick holds a Ph.D. in pure mathematics from Rutgers University and works as an engineering lead at Google. He has sung with the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (IOCSF) since 2007. Since 2010, inspired by his IOCSF experience and encouraged by a generous group of composer friends, Nick has turned his hand to writing choral music. IOCSF has premiered several of Nick's works over the years including "it may not always be so; and i say" and "The Lamp", and in 2015-2016 Nick served as IOCSF's inaugural Composer-in-Residence. In October 2013 the Aries Composers Festival featured it may not always be so; and i say in its concert of new choral works, and in March 2014 the First Readings Project premiered his Ozymandias. In November 2016 Nick's setting of "As kingfishers catch fire", composed for IOCSF, was awarded second prize in the Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition. Nick lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.