Nick studied composition to Post Graduate level at Birmingham Conservatoire and has since written for various instrumental combinations and solo instruments.
Nick's ‘Songs and Dances’ for Solo Guitar achieved excellent reviews in Music Teacher magazine and Classical Guitar magazine. In 2013 his guitar quartet piece 'Wind: Song of the Air' was longlisted for the Britten Sinfonia Opus 13 composition award.
Since 1999 Nick 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 an 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. His choral piece 'From a Railway Carriage' was broadcast on performance on 3, Radio 3 in 2010.