Derik Nelson is a self-taught guitarist and pianist, and wrote and recorded two full length CDs before graduating from high school. He recently completed his fourth record, a full-band album now available on iTunes.
Derik first stepped into the spotlight at age seven as a musical theatre performer. After 50 full-scale theatrical productions, recognition from the Lincoln Center Archives in New York, and a nomination for best high school actor in the State of Washington by the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Derik has refined his love for the stage with a passion for performing original music.
Derik studied music technology at the University of Michigan for a year, with a concentration in voice as a jazz singer. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry at the University of Southern California, where he was recently awarded the Brian Wilson Music Scholarship for songwriting.