Nick Kaiser merges a prodigious musical ear with sound recording skills and over two decades in broadcasting to create a variety of soundscapes in audio communication.
Trained as Suzuki violinist, educated at Emerson College, Nick encountered a wide range of interesting experiences before embarking on a 25-year career in broadcasting and communications: young violinist at Interlochen’s National Music Camp, secondary student at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, recording engineer for the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, lighting engineer for Holiday at Pops in Symphony Hall, production assistant/crew for a WGBH “American Playhouse” production and other diverse opportunities related to radio, television, music, audio, recording and performance production and presentation.
After school, the call to expand a fledgling network of radio stations on behalf of the New England ski industry brought Nick to Woodstock, Vermont to write, produce and market ski information for broadcast on 110 stations in nine states along the East Coast. One of those stations later hired Nick to direct their programming, public affairs and staff in small college-town Middlebury, Vermont.
Two years later, it was on to Burlington’s CBS affiliate WCAX-TV as head writer/producer for advertising and promotion working with over sixty clients to help create and establish their identity in the northern New England marketplace. After thirteen years and multiple awards for creative excellence, Nick took his audio production skills on the road, working as freelance sound engineer for several independent contractors including Dan Levine Productions in Shelburne, Vermont.
Nick then returned to radio, serving as full-function utility player for the programming, news and production depart-ments at the National Public Radio affiliate VPR, heard in Vermont and portions of adjoining states and provinces. Day-to-day duties included writing, editing and producing various pieces for air, while announcing live, local breaks weekday afternoons for NPR’s “Performance Today” and “Fresh Air,” serving as back-up host for NPR’s daily news magazines and principal director for VPR’s live midday talk program “Vermont Edition.”
Today, Nick balances his time as an officer for the Transpor-tation Security Administration with interesting work as a coach for voiceover students across the country for “Such A Voice.” As a contributing coach with SAV, Nick is delighted to be back working Dan Levine and a talented and commit-ted group of top-shelf professionals focused on helping students find their true authentic voices. This daily interactive dialogue is both challenging and rewarding and Nick feels that he is making new friends in addition to helping them further their long-term goals.
Additionally, Nick continues honoring his musical heritage as singer, songwriter and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with work on his second full-length recording of all original material, performing vocals in three parts with mandolin, violin, keyboard and percussion. More recently, Nick has teamed up with musical partner Dan Brett to form “The Westerlings.” The duo makes occasional appearances in concerts around New England.
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