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Dr. Nicholas Terry is a percussionist specializing in contemporary classical music. In 2008, he founded the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, who in 2012 was nominated for Best Small Ensemble Performance in the 55th Grammy Awards, and who were featured performers at the 2013 Percussive Arts Society International Convention. In 2005, Terry cofounded Ensemble XII, an international percussion orchestra to which Pierre Boulez asserts, “…represents the next generation in the evolution of modern percussion.” He additionally performs with the Grammy-nominated PARTCH ensemble, and brightwork newmusic, a Pierrot-plus sextet. He is a five-year alumnus of the Lucerne Festival Academy, where he worked extensively alongside members of Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Harrison Birtwhistle, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Fritz Hauser. Terry is a graduate of the University of Southern California, the California Institute of the Arts, and Eastern Illinois University. He is the Director of Percussion Studies and Assistant Professor of Music in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts.