Nathaniel Parks

Art Discipline: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Mar 6, 2023 to Mar 31, 2023

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 and has been presented at both the 2017 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference and the 2018 Society of Composers, Inc. Region VI conference. He was the 2020 recipient of the Otto Ortmann Award in Composition and was a 2018 semi-finalist for the American Prize in Choral Composition – Student Division. 

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 the current Operations Manager for the Washington Master Chorale, the staff tenor 2 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, where he studied with Michael Hersch and a B.M. in Music Composition from Gardner-Webb University where he studied Dr. Matt Whitfield and Dr. Bruce Moser. He also studied privately with Christopher Cerrone.