Dr. Nathaniel Eschler is a composer, conductor, guitarist, and educator. Nathaniel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the College of Charleston, his Master of Music degree in Music Theory/Composition from the University of Utah, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Theory/Composition from Brandeis University. He also studied composition and conducting at the Frieie Universität in Berlin.
During his professional training, he studied guitar with Mark Regnier (College of Charleston) and Frank Koonce (Arizona State University); composition with Martin Boykan (Brandeis University), Samuel Adler (Julliard), and David Rakowski (Brandeis University); and conducting with Emily Freeman Brown (Bowling Green).
Currently, Nathaniel is the Artistic Director of the Salty Cricket Composers based in Salt Lake City. He is the co-founder of El Sistema@Salty Cricket and serves as the vice president of Mary Jackson Elementary School Community Council.
Nathaniel’s music is modernist in nature and represents a genuine attempt to connect with his community and audience. His scores are marked by abundant shifts in character, a fluent and perpetually changing harmony, and is melodic in nature.
Nathaniel lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, three children and dog, Irving Fine.
You can find Nathaniel Eschler's music here.