Derik Nelson is popularly known as the guitarist on FOX's "Glee," and his singing voice has been heard on “Raising Hope,” “New Girl,” “How I Met Your Mother," and more. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Southern California, where he helped to shape the curriculum that became the Popular Music Degree program.
Derik was awarded the Brian Wilson Music Scholarship for songwriting and received first place in the Indie International Songwriting Competition for his original song, “The Way It’s Gonna Go.”
Derik is signed to a national touring contract with his siblings as "Derik Nelson & Family," performs 100+ concerts a year, has over 3M views on YouTube, and was selected with his brother and sister by the U.S. Dept. of State to represent the country as cultural ambassadors.