About Nico Van Patten
Nico is an enthusiastic vocalist, composer, and music producer. He is dedicated to enhancing his students’ skills while also deepening their knowledge of music theory, vocal techniques, and anatomy. His expertise lies in pop songwriting and composing for video games, and he shares his music under the artist name XNVY.
Nico is known for crafting electroacoustic compositions that blend layers of synthesizers with organic instruments and reverberated vocal harmonies. His current inspirations span from pop artists such as Hayley Kiyoko to film/television composers like Jeremy Zuckerman and video game composers like Hajime Wakai.
Nico’s passion for music and singing began in his early childhood, where he immersed himself in various forms of musical performance, including playing instruments like the viola, French horn, trumpet, and mellophone, as well as participating in choir singing and musical theater. His studies in studio composition at Purchase College Conservatory of Music enabled him to refine his composition and production skills, merging his joy for performing with a deep love for the art of creation and craftsmanship.