Nick Raspa (b 1955) resides in Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Catholic University of America. Raspa also studied music composition privately in New York City with Frank Retzel, Ph.D. Raspa has been composing and teaching music for over 30 years. While living in Minnesota, Raspa served as President of the Minnesota River Valley Music Teachers Assoc. Raspa’s was also the founding conductor of the Audubon Symphony Orchestra, located near Philadelphia, PA. Raspa’s original compositions have been chosen, through competition, for performances both in the United States and in Europe. His works for piano and orchestra have received excellent reviews in music trade journals in the United States. Raspa is a freelance pianist and composer and is a member of the Society of Composers, ASCAP and an emeritus member of the Minnesota River Valley Music Teachers Association.