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Nate Barnett

Philadelphia, PA   

Nate Barnett is a composer, conductor, and tenor in Philadelphia, PA. He co-directs Drip Symphony, a Philadelphia-based live performance art company, is a member of the grammy-winning new music ensemble The Crossing, and is a staff tenor at St. Mark’s Church. He also co-directs the Uncommon Music Festival, an annual chamber music festival in Sitka, AK that focuses on presenting new repertoire by diverse composers.

Nate received his Bachelor’s degree in Conducting and Composition from Yale University, where he studied with Jeffrey Douma, Kathryn Alexander, Toshiyuki Shimada, Richard Cohn, and Anna Zayaruznaya, among others. While at Yale he performed with the Yale Symphony Orchestra, the Institute of Sacred Music’s Schola Cantorum, and the Yale Whiffenpoofs, and composed for the Yale Glee Club and the grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Nate’s efforts are focused on improving access to high-quality musical experiences and changing cultural norms around communal music-making. In September 2018, Drip Symphony will premiere Shelter, a new work he co-wrote with collaborator Nick Schwasman.

The Garden Mother – March 2, 2017

Composed by Nathaniel Barnett
Performed by C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective
Conducted by Benjamin Arendsen
Violin by Mioi Takeda
Cello by Jane Lawson
St. Luke’s in the Fields Church, NYC
Hand Percussion by Nick Schwasman

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