Nathaniel Lee is the Lecturer of Trombone at the University of Virginia and serves as Principal Trombonist of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his duties at UVa and the Charlottesville Symphony, Nathaniel is a member of the newly-founded American Trombone Quartet. The American Trombone Quartet actively performs and teaches at many university and conferences across the country. In 2017 ATQ will be performing recitals at the Big 12 Conference in Texas and at the International Trombone Festival in California. Nathaniel also maintains an active freelance career, having recently performed with the Richmond Symphony, Castleton Music Festival, Ash Lawn Opera, Virginia Oratorio Society, and the Virginia Sinfonietta.
Before his appointment at the University of Virginia, Nathaniel was pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trombone Performance and Brass Pedagogy at the University of Iowa, where he was awarded the 2013 Downbeat Magazine Award for Outstanding Graduate Soloist. During his studies at the New England Conservatory, Nathaniel was selected by Lorin Maazel to perform as trombonist in the Castleton Music Festival. As part of the Castleton Orchestra, Nathaniel performed in the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, and in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.
Nathaniel earned his Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.