Nathan Lofton, baritone, enjoys an active career as a conductor, composer, singer, and educator. Nathan is a former Music Director of the Boston New Music Initiative and has also served on the music staffs of the Tanglewood Music Center and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Nathan’s arrangements have been performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the United States Navy Band, and members of the Boston, San Francisco, and Utah Symphony Orchestras. Recent commissions have included arrangements for the Temple University Theater Department, Philadelphia Mural Arts, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. As a professional choral singer, Nathan has performed with the Boston Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestras on many occasions, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Lucerne and BBC Proms Festivals, and on PBS’s Great Performances. At present, Nathan is on the faculty of Widener University, where he directs the Widener Chorale; a board member of the Boston New Music Initiative and the Chestnut Street Singers; and on the music staff of Opera Philadelphia.

A native of San Francisco, Nathan is a graduate of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, the New England Conservatory, and Temple University. Nathan has studied composition with Michael Gandolfi and Scott Wheeler, and conducting with Paul Rardin, Charles Peltz, and Hugh Wolff. Nathan has participated in conducting masterclasses sponsored by the American Choral Director’s Association, Chorus America, and the Oregon Bach Festival with Simon Halsey, Helmuth Rilling, and Robert Spano.

Nathan lives in Center City with his fiancée, Diana. In their free time they enjoy cooking, exploring Philadelphia on foot, and plotting their next visit to New England.


Nathan Lofton

Baritone, Conductor, Board Member