Hire Me

I'm active in a number of musical capacities which I've compiled on this page. For more detailed information, please see my CV--and if you would like to hire me, please reach out!

nathan@nathanfletchermusic.com ❁ +1 (860) 878-8894

music composition

  • I write all sorts of music for the concert hall, church, theater, opera and film. Performers include choirs, orchestras, singers, chamber ensembles, jazz combos and big band. Broad stylistic range.
    • Past commissioners include:
      • The Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera
      • Galaxy454 Productions
    • Past venues include:
      • 2015 ACDA National Conference, Salt Lake City
      • Michael Pilch Studio Theatre, University of Oxford, U.K.
      • The Bushnell, Hartford
      • 2012 ACDA National Symposium on American Choral Music, Washington, D.C.
      • New  York Festival of Song’s NYFOS Next Festival at Opera America’s National Opera Center
    • Past performers include:
      • Young Artists of the Washington National Opera
      • Musicians of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
      • Musicians of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
      • Mannes Orchestra
      • NOTUS: Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
    • Past accolades include:
      • ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards: Honorable Mention (2017), Finalist (2015, 2016)
      • Finalist, ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) 2014 Brock Student Composition Competition
    • Here's a link to information about standard practices regarding commissioning new music, though please keep in mind that everything is highly flexible and subject to negotiation.

arranging

  • Strong and versatile ability in dictation/transcription and arranging, aided by a sensitive ear for style, harmony and orchestration.
  • I'm working on publishing some of my past arrangements for a number of different types of ensembles. Stay tuned!
    • Past performers include:
      • UConn Jazz Lab Band
      • Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York
      • Icosa Choir, U.K.
    • Past venues include:
      • UConn Co-Op Bookstore, Storrs
      • 2017 Festival of Liturgical Music at St Mary’s Priory, Abergavenny, Wales

singing

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  • Highly extensive choral singing experience in liturgy, concerts, touring and recording.
  • Exceptionally fluent and accurate sight-singing ability.
  • Sensitive, flexible ensemble and solo vocalism (light lyric tenor voice) with fluency in various types of lyric diction and musical styles.
  • Substantial experience & stylistic knowledge in sacred & early music repertoire, especially Anglican.
  • Exceptionally strong ear, aided by perfect/absolute pitch and long-lasting pitch memory.
  • Current and past ensembles include:
    • The Clarion Choir (with Madonna at the 2018 Met Gala)
    • Ensemble Origo, Boston
    • Choir of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York
    • Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York
    • Choir of Calvary Church, Stonington, CT
    • University of Connecticut Collegium Musicum ­
    • Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford

music prep services

  • Including engraving/typesetting, transcribing, transposing, proofreading, reducing, and other editorial work.
  • Editorial intern, Boosey & Hawkes, New York, NY, May 2017-present.
  • High proficiency in Sibelius 7.
  • Past clients have included:
    • The Leonard Bernstein Office
    • Boosey & Hawkes, New York
    • The family of composer Demetrios Pappas
    • Susan Woodruff Versage, Mannes Opera coach
    • David Krane, Broadway and film composer/pianist/arranger
    • Composer Tyondai Braxton, for the BBC Concert Orchestra/BBC Singers/Southbank Centre/Music Nova Helsinki

Other professional skills:

  • Versatile, functional keyboard musicianship; ability to play by ear with unusual facility & accuracy.

  • Experience in conducting and leading rehearsals for wind ensemble, chamber and choral groups.
  • Experience in playing in musical theater pit orchestras.
  • Proficiency in mallet percussion instruments (one semester of intensive training in UConn Drumline).
  • Extensive knowledge of music theory, literature and history (bachelor’s & master’s degrees in music).
  • Strong speaking and writing in English; conversational and written proficiency in French.
  • High level of proficiency in copy-editing & layout (two years’ editorial experience at high school student newspaper).
  • Customer service (several years’ experience dealing with the public, working in municipal tax office: Clerk at Office of the Tax Collector, Middletown, CT, 2009-2016 part-time/seasonal).

Credentials:

Diploma, Saint Thomas Choir School, 2007

Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude, University of Connecticut, 2015

Master of Music degree, Mannes School of Music, The New School, 2017

Member of ASCAP and the American Choral Directors Association.

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