Nik Day: Mormon Musician
Nik Day is a singer songwriter and producer. He was born in Japan on July 24, 1987. Because his dad served in the Air Force, the family moved quite often. By the time Nik was six years old, he and his family had lived in Michigan, Washington, and Idaho. As a child, he began experimenting with the family piano and created short compositions that he performed for his family. By the age of 13, he began writing longer pieces and by the age of 16, he had compiled a book of piano solos, which he sold to piano teachers and their students in his hometown of Idaho Falls.
In high school, he performed in an a cappella singing group and wrote the parts to a few original songs for it. He continued to grow in his musical skills and downloaded a recording program so he could produce music. He was soon recording his pop songs and experimenting with different instruments.
At Brigham Young University–Idaho he studied music and toured California with a jazz choir. He also started performing his music at a local venue called “Heart, Mind, and Soul.” He also started playing large shows sponsored by the BYU-Idaho called Acoustic Explosion and Guitars Unplugged.
After serving a full-time mission to Mexico for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he transferred to Brigham Young University where he was accepted into the media music program. During his first year in the program he recorded his first album called Interesting Shade of Blue. He also started an internship with the Church writing religious songs with a team of four other students for the first Mutual album. He then did freelance for the Church, which included more songwriting and scoring short films. After a short trip to Nashville, he took a position as the International Music Manager for the Church, where he mentors young LDS talent in songwriting, recording, and performing. He also manages the creation of the annual Mutual album and helps write and produce the Especially for Youth albums.
in 2016 he released his first Christian album, Miracle. His second album is slated for release in 2017.