San Francisco bay area native turned Los Angeles resident and enthusiast, composer and trombonist Nick DePinna studied music composition at UCLA, completing his M.A. in 2010. During his time at UCLA, his mentors included James W. Newton, Paul Chihara, David Lefkowitz, and Kenny Burrell among others.As a composer of concert, film, and commercial music, his output is wildly diverse. His creative concert works and large ensemble arrangements are performed with increasing regularity by various professional ensembles and universities across the nation, while at the same time his scores for independent films and commercial music can be heard frequently on such networks as ABC, FOX, HBO, National Geographic WILD, VH-1, and CMT. When not composing music of his own, he arranges and orchestrates for an increasing numberof hollywood composers.