Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music degree in Horn performance at Indiana University under the tutelage of Dale Clevenger. A graduate of both Rice University and The Juilliard School, Nathanael studied with principal horn player of the Houston Symphony, William VerMeulen, and former American Brass Quintet member Dr. David Wakefield. Nathanael has worked with many great conductors including Alan Gilbert, Thomas Wilkins, Arthur Fagen, Placido Domingo, Gary Wedow, John Adams, Christopher Hogwood, and Nicholas Mcgegan. Recently, Nathanael acted as the principal horn for the Orquestra Filarmonica de Jalisco, in Guadalajara, Mexico under the baton of Marco Parisotto. Aside from modern horn, Nathanael also studied Natural Horn with R.J. Kelley, and Richard Seraphinoff, and has performed with groups such as the Gotham Early Music Ensemble, and Mercury Baroque. He is a frequent freelancer in New York City, and has worked with ensembles such as American Ballet Theatre, the Mendelssohn Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, the Manhattan Symphonie, Mimesis Ensemble, and was on Broadway for Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”. When away from the horn, Nathanael loves to brew delicious beer and enjoy delicious food in the company of his good friends.