For twenty years, Nathan has built a career that has taken him full swing around the world. Currently, he is President of the Twisted Spruce Music Foundation.
Faculty appointments have included Senior Lecturer of Guitar with the University Teknologi MARA in Malaysia, Visiting Assistant Professor and Post Doctoral Fellow at the American University in Cairo, and Visiting Professor at the National Conservatory in Cairo, Egypt. He also held adjunct positions with the Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and SUNY Fredonia in Upstate New York. He received the UiTM Innovation Teaching Award in 2014 for advancing students.
As a performer, Nathan has appeared on five continents as both soloist and chamber musician with the Silver Sands Guitar Trio, the Orphika Duo, and other collaborations. An advocate for commissioning and performing new music he has worked with many exciting composers worldwide.
His research portfolio has included grants from the Howard Hanson Institute of New Music, the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, and a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant. He is currently co-researcher for the Bestari Perdana grant entitled The Malaysian Art Song as a Unifying and Empowering Cultural Identity. AUC/UiTM faculty grants enabled study of the works of Antonio Lauro with Luis Zea in Caracas, Venezuela, and presentations on Tazul Tajuddin in Istanbul, Turkey and on John Duarte at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. He President the Twisted Spruce Music Foundation, and incubator for composers and guitarists (www.twistedspruce.org). He has published with Azahar Press, Inc., the Malaysian Music Journal, Frameworks Records, and Soundset Recordings.
Nathan holds a DMA and MM from the Eastman School of Music with Nicholas Goluses. He attended the Accademia di Musicale Chigiani in Siena, Italy, studying with Oscar Ghiglia. He earned his BM from George Mason University. Upon graduating from Eastman in 2004 he received the Andrés Segovia Award for Musical Accomplishment and Human Endeavor.
Nathan currently plays guitars by Robert Ruck, Greg Smallman and Sons, in addition to the electric guitar.