P>Born in Derby, England in 1955, Nikola Resanovic is of Serbian heritage and has lived in the United States as a naturalized citizen since 1966. He is a graduate of the University of Akron, School of Music (BM, MM) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (DMA Composition 1981) and is a former student of David Bernstein and Donald Erb. His Compositions include several symphonic works, a fantasy for piano and orchestra, a concerto for clarinet and orchestra, and numerous chamber ensemble and electro-acoustic compositions which have been widely performed.
Dr. Resanovic has worked extensively with the sacred chant of the Serbian Orthodox Church and has composed several volumes of choral liturgical music. In addition, his secular choral rhapsodies-featuring the music of the former Yugoslavia-have been performed by Serbian choral societies throughout the United States and Canada. Funded by Ohio Arts Council grants, he has completed several collaborative works with the Columbus-based professional Balkan dance ensemble 'ZIVILI'. One such work entitled "The Wedding" has received performances by the Toledo Symphony, the West-Palm Beach Symphony, the Mansfield Symphony, and the Lima Symphony Orchestras. His chamber music has been performed at Interlochen, Tanglewood, Boston-Symphony Hall, The New England Conservatory, The Eastman School of Music, and overseas in Germany, Poland, Portugal, Scandinavia and China.
Nikola Resanovic is a member of BMI ,the Society for Composers Inc. and the Cleveland Composers Guild. He presently resides in Akron, Ohio and is a Professor of Music at the University of Akron, School of Music where, in addition to directing the The Electronic Music Facility, he teaches Music Theory, Composition, and Orchestration.