Nicholas Chernich is a percussionist, composer, and educator residing in Freeland, Michigan. He has a BA in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in percussion performance from Western Michigan University. He is a founding member of the SVSU Percussion Ensemble along with being Section Leader/First Chair percussionist for the SVSU Marching Band and Concert Band. He performs frequently with the Saginaw Eddy Concert Band and the Saginaw Area Concert Band. He has written etudes, exercises, and solos to help give his students a well-balanced background in percussion. He is currently studying composition with Catherine McMichael and is published by C. Alan Publications.