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  • Nathan Warner

    B.M., Indiana University

    M.M., Manhattan School of Music

    D.M.A., Stony Brook University


    Assistant Professor of Music

     

    Nathan Warner, trumpeter, was raised in South Bend, Indiana. He began his trumpet studies at the age of ten. He attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, where, in his second summer, he was the winner of the prestigious Governor’s Scholarship.

    Warner completed the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies on full scholarship at the Indiana University School of Music, where he studied with Dominic Spera, John Rommel, David Baker, Edmund Cord and William Adam. He completed the Master of Music in Classical Trumpet Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Vincent Penzarella of the New York Philharmonic. At Stony Brook University, where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance, he was a pupil of Kevin Cobb of the American Brass Quintet.

    Warner has performed with Clay Aiken, Alejandro Sanz, Slide Hampton, Jon Faddis, Lou Marini, Patti LuPone, The Four Tops, Kurt Masur, The Temptations, Frederick Fennell, Olivia Newton-John, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Allen Vizzutti, Butch Miles, Kirk Whalum, and Chris Vadala, among others. He performs regularly as a classical, orchestral, commercial, big band and jazz artist in New York City, where he lived for 15 years. He has performed on multiple Broadway shows, including Aladdin, Spider-Man, and Gypsy.

    As a champion of music education for inner city youth, Warner was the music teacher at St. Mark the Evangelist School in Harlem, N.Y., and has worked with the Midori and Friends Foundation. In addition, he has worked for the New York Pops Orchestra Outreach Program and the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute. Warner is a founding member of the Sugartone Brass Band, one of the few successful second-line bands not indigenous to New Orleans to find success outside of the region. He also founded the San Marco Brass Quintet, which was the resident brass group for the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the world’s largest cathedral, from 2009 to 2012. In 2010, he was a soloist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Alexandra Pakhmutova’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. Warner has been the trumpet player and horn arranger for the group ESCORT since its inception in 2009; this group has been featured several times in Rolling Stone Magazine. He has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music Pre College and the City College of New York. Warner is an endorsed Bach Trumpet Artist.

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