Nathaniel Parks is a Baltimore-based composer and singer whose work has become increasingly obsessed with vulnerability and the beauty found in the mundane. Nathaniel’s music has been performed around the country by Bergamot Quartet, Peabody Chamber Vocal Ensembles, members of Washington Master Chorale, Ensemble dal Niente, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and Jack Quartet, and has been presented at both the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference (2017) and the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VI Conference (2018). He has received fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2023) and Millay Arts (2023). Nathaniel was the recipient of the Otto Ortmann Award in Composition (2020) and was a semi-finalist for the American Prize in Choral Composition – Student Division (2018).
As a singer, Nathaniel possesses a deep affinity for choral music and has served many choirs both on the stage and behind the scenes. He is currently the Director of Operations for the Washington Master Chorale, a staff tenor at Grace and Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, and was selected as a tenor vocal fellow for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society's 2021-22 season.
Nathaniel holds an M.M. in Composition from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.M. in Music Composition from Gardner-Webb University. His primary teachers include Christopher Cerrone, Michael Hersch, Bruce Moser, and Matt Whitfield.