NICK CAROZZA MUSIC
Nick Carozza is a versatile young oboist. He currently performs with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, University of Alabama Opera Orchestra, and Huxford Woodwind Quintet. Raised in Western Colorado, Nick is the former principal oboist of the Valley Symphony Orchestra in Montrose, Colorado, and frequently played oboe and english horn with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral playing, he enjoys educating the next generation, and worked closely as a mentor and guest conductor with the Valley Youth Orchestra, a sister group of the Valley Symphony. Nick has been a guest soloist with the Colorado Mesa University Women’s Choir, Colorado Mesa University String Orchestra, Valley Youth Orchestra, and 2015 District 51 Honor Choir. You can hear his session recording work on the record “A Season of Jenny” by Ken Dravis. Nick resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. When he's not making reeds or practicing, you can find him playing chess, skateboarding, playing video games, or jogging.
Nick Carozza has extensive experience in piano performance, including jazz, classical, collaborative, and worship settings. Nick was the keyboard player for 4640, the youth ministry of Fellowship Church (Grand Junction) since 2014. Nick was also the pianist for the Charisma Chorus, an after school choir program in Western Colorado. Nick has performed on senior recitals with instruments from the flute to the tuba. You can listen to a single form his debut CD "Wine & Roses" on your favorite digital music platform. He is the perfect performer for your wedding, party, or social event!
Nick made his conducting debut with the Valley Youth Orchestra in 2019. Nick sees rehearsal as on opportunity to share life lessons and collaborative strategies through music. As a composer, Nick has written many jazz pieces, including "For Liz" dedicated to his little sister. His compositions have been performed extensively, including at the Colorado Music Educator's Association Convention. Nick composed his first film soundtrack for the 2019 production "The Vaxx" and the 2020 production "SNAP".