Nick May is a singer/songwriter, educator, songleader, and inclusion activist based in Reston, Virginia. Growing up in New Orleans and being the son of two accomplished musicians, he was raised with a variety of musical influences from contemporary Jewish and folk to funk and hip hop. Being a person who stutters (PWS), Nick latched on to music as a way to fluently express himself from a young age.
Over the past decade, Nick has served as the songleader for URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, JCC Camp Sabra, NFTY, BBYO, and Capital Camps and Retreat Center. Nick released his debut full length studio album, Be Heard, in July of 2017. From the rock driven title track to the camp inspired “So Many Things” to the ethereal “Shiru,” Be Heard personifies his journey as a Jewish individual, a songwriter, and PWS. Since he started writing and releasing original music, he has been featured as an Emerging Artist on Jewish Rock Radio, appearing on programs such as Joe Buchanan’s Emerging Artist Showcase and Jacob “Spike” Kraus’s Jewish Holiday Remix.