Nick Strimple, Advisory Board

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Nick Strimple, Director of Music at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, was educated at Baylor University and the University of Southern California, where he serves on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music.

Dr. Strimple also serves as Music Director of the Choral Society of Southern California and the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Choral Music in the Twentieth Century and Choral Music in the Nineteenth Century and has contributed chapters to several other books, including the forthcoming Jewish Resistance to the Nazis.

He is recognized internationally for his work with Shoah music. He has lectured on the subject at Yale University, Oxford University, Wellesley College, and other distinguished institutions, and served for ten years as a consultant to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Nick Strimple has conducted some of the world’s leading ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus and Orchestra of the Polish National Opera, the Nuremberg Symphony, the Slovak Radio Orchestra and the Prague Radio Choir.

An established composer, he has also worked as arranger, or choral arranger, for Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Air Supply, and other leading artists. He recently received the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus award from Baylor University.