Nick Raspa (b 1955) resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Catholic University of America and studied music composition privately, in New York City, with Fulbright scholar and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Frank Retzel, Ph.D.
Raspa, an active composer of contemporary music, has had many works selected, through competition, for performance both in the United States and Europe. Raspa's educational music for the piano has received excellent reviews in the music trade journal, Clavier. His educational music for the string orchestra has received excellent reviews in The American String Teacher Journal.
Raspa was also the founding conductor of the Audubon Symphony Orchestra, located near Philadelphia, PA. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota River Valley Music Teachers Association and for the last three years, prior to moving back to the east coast, he served as President of that organization. Raspa was also a member of the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum and served as state/national liaison for that group.
Raspa is a freelance composer and pianist performing locally in the South Florida area. He is a member of the Society of Composers, Inc., The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers, The American Composers Forum and The Minnesota River Valley Music Teachers Association.