Dr. Nick Sibicky is a composer, producer, game designer, recording engineer and educator currently residing near Seattle. He is currently serving as tenured faculty at Edmonds Community College and completed his doctorate degree in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin in late 2010. Nick's original music has been described by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams as being "Zany!...Wonderful!" and "Splendid."
Since 2010, Nick has been working with the world famous trance group, Tritonal. Nick co-written several tracks on Tritonal's debut album "Piercing the Quiet" (which peaked at #6 on the iTunes US dance music chart) as well as "Suzu," and "Bring Me Home." You can hear examples of these works and others on the right side of this page.
Nick has also always had an interest in games theory and game design. He is an avid Go player and has been ranked in the top 300 of rated go players in the U.S. as a 4 dan. He teaches Go regularly at the Seattle Go Center. Many of his lectures have been video recorded and can be found online here. Over 1,000 people subscribe to Nick's lessons, and his videos have garnered over 50,000 views.
Nick's own original tabletop dice and card game, "King's Forge" was published in 2014. In King's Forge, players acquire different types of dice through a drafting mechanic, and then use their dice as base materials to craft items for a whimsical, medieval King. The published game will feature the artwork of Jonathan Kirtz; whose artwork you may recognize from Warhammer 40k and Darksiders II. King's Forge received a second printing in 2015, and has already seen the release of two expansions (Queen's Jubiliee and Apprentices). An original card game design by Nick, Ten-Minute Heist was signed to Daily Magic Games to be published in 2016.
In addition to his D.M.A. degree awarded to him by the University of Texas, Nick is also a graduate of The Hartt School of Music, located at The University of Hartford. There he received a B.M. and M.M., both in Music Composition. His primarily teachers include Russell Pinkston, Robert Carl, Ingrahm Marshall, Joseph Turrin, Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, and the Emmy award-winning Jim Chapdelaine.