Division: Commercial Music
Position: Assistant Professor
Office: A-253 HFAC
Nathan recent resigned after seven years as Artist-in-Residence at Utah Valley University to accept this position at BYU.
As a media artist, Nathan has written and arranged music for many television and cable networks including ESPN, Fox Sports, ABC, NBC. His more notable packages in current use for television and cable include main theme packages for ESPN College Football, ESPN Major League Soccer, and ESPN Golf. For the cinema, Nathan’s compositions are found in film trailers such as Home (Dreamworks), Deepsea Challenge 3D (National Geographic), Spiderman (Sony), The Contender (Dreamworks), Muppets from Space (Columbia Pictures), and others. He has also written extensively for Warner-Chappell Production Music, a leader in the ever-expanding music library industry.
Nathan’s more notable film and television credits as lead orchestrator include The Librarians (TNT), Ash vs. The Evil Dead (Starz), The Legend of the Seeker (Buena Vista), Spartacus (Starz), Hercules (USA Network), and Xena: Warrior Princess (Renaissance Pictures).
For samples of Nathan’s commercial/media work, please visit Warner/Chappell Production Music.
In the sacred music realm, Nathan has been commissioned for works by organizations such as the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square (S.L.C., UT), Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (Denver, CO), Northside Church (Atlanta, GA), Valley Choral Society (Sacramento, CA), Brigham Young University, and the Barlow Endowment for Musical Composition (Provo, UT). Several of his choral arrangements for these organizations have been recorded and distributed worldwide. They are also published by MusicByNathan.com and Oxford University Press.
Nathan lives very happily with his beloved wife, Lisa, in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Their three adult children are living beautiful lives of their own. He is actively involved in his Christian faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.