Nick studied composition to Post Graduate level at Birmingham Conservatoire and has since written for various instrumental combinations and solo instruments. He has written for various instrumental combinations and solo instruments, especially the guitar. His ‘Songs and Dances’ for Solo Guitar achieved excellent reviews in Music Teacher magazine (6/03) and Classical Guitar magazine (2/04). Since 1999 he has been writing and publishing a range of tuition material for his Creative Guitar Studio. This includes tutor books and student pieces, many of which are being used as standard teaching repertoire in several education authorities around the country.
His compositional style ranges from tonal jazz idiom ‘Take Refugue’ a fugue for fl. cl. bcl. s.sax. db to experimental ‘Mass Production’ for 4 spoken voices and prepared tape to ‘Origins’ for fourteen instruments which draws inspiration from ‘World’ folk song and dance music.
Nick Chamberlain has been a SPNM (now Sound and Music) shortlisted composer. He has been involved with ‘Score’, an improvised workshop with LSO string players and in 2009 he was selected for the Adopt-a-Composer scheme.