Nathan Ball Music Composer

NATHAN WILSON BALL
(B. 1985)

Inspired by Christian iconography, Nathan’s compositions place an emphasis on music’s ability to layer and juxtapose multiple signs, or sound worlds. This approach to composition—praised by the Boston Globe as “adroit and expressively efficient”—stresses the relationship between disparate musical figures and establishes a purposeful gap in the narrative for the audience to reconcile.

Performance highlights from Nathan’s career include world premieres by the Boston Modern Orchestra ProjectAllentown Symphony Orchestra, and internationally acclaimed violinists, Chee-Yun and Jing Wang.

Nathan recently completed his D.M.A. at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Kevin Puts. He has also had the privilege to study with Michael Gandolfi at the New England Conservatory (M.M.), Thomas Oboe Lee at Boston College (B.A.), and Robert Aldridge at the Brevard Music Center.

Originally from Colorado, Nathan now resides outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two boys.