Instrument / Position: bassoon/composition
Bio: An undergraduate at Yale University, Nick Baskin composes music full of metric vigor, open harmonies, and flowing, lyrical melodies. Recently, he has turned to the world of music theatre, exploring the ways music can tell stories and provide nonverbal characterization. A firm believer in the ideal of the performing composer, he actively maintains his bassoon-playing skills, having recently appeared with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band, as well as in pit orchestras for shows by Britten, Porter, and Sondheim. His works have been performed by the Yale Concert Band, the Harkness Tower Guild of Carillonneurs, and members of the Fresh Inc Summer Music Festival among others. He was recently awarded the Joseph Lentihon Selden Award for "verve, idealism, and constructive interest in music" by the Yale Council of Masters.