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Nathaniel Lee
Lecturer, Trombone
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Nathaniel Lee is the Lecturer of Trombone at the University of Virginia and serves as Principal Trombone of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra. 

In addition to his duties at UVa and the Charlottesville Symphony, Nathaniel is a founding member of the American Trombone Quartet. ATQ actively performs and host clinics at universities and conferences across the country. In 2017 ATQ has performed recitals at the Big 12 Conference, TX; Western Carolina University, NC; and at International Trombone Festival in Redlands, CA. Locally Nathaniel continues to maintains an active freelance career having performed with the Richmond Symphony, Staunton Music Festival, 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 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.

Nathaniel Lee is an Edwards artist and performs on Edwards trombones.



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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu