Born in Derby, England in 1955, Nikola Resanovic is of Serbian heritage and has lived in the United States as a naturalized citizen since 1966. He is a graduate of the University of Akron, School of Music (BM, MM) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (DMA Composition 1981) and is a former student of David Bernstein and Donald Erb.
His compositions include several symphonic works, a fantasy for piano and orchestra, a concerto for clarinet and orchestra, and numerous chamber ensemble and electro-acoustic compositions which have been widely performed.
Dr. Resanovic has worked extensively with the sacred chant of the Serbian Orthodox Church and has composed and published several volumes of choral liturgical music. In addition, his secular choral rhapsodies - featuring the music of the former Yugoslavia - have been performed by Serbian choral societies throughout the United States and Canada. his chamber music has been performed at Interlochen, Tanglewood, Boston-Symphony Hall, The New England Conservatory, The Eastman School of Music, across the United States, and overseas, in Holland, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Scandinavia and China.
Nikola Resanovic is a member of BMI, the Society for Composers Inc. and the Cleveland Composers Guild.
He presently resides in Akron, Ohio and is Professor of Music at the University of Akron, School of Music where, in addition to directiong the school's New Electronic Music Facility which he designed and implemented, he teaches Music Composition and Theory.