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Nathan Hudson is a composer and educator currently living in Atlanta. His music has been called “…simple, yet cinematic” (Sybaritic Singer) and “Tonal-lyrical-primal-old/new-synthetic and partakes of a rhapsodical quality in new ways…” (Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review). As a curator, Nathan has collaborated with author Ben Loory, the saxophone quartet ~Nois and has also curated at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick to present cross-disciplinary concerts of new music. The recipient of several awards, prizes and residencies, he has had works performed at colleges across the country and at festivals such as the: Aspen Music Festival and School, Avaloch Music Institute, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Orford Music Festival, Carlsbad Music Festival, Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, Lancaster New Sounds, National Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild Conference, International Clarinet Association National Conference, and the International Double Reed Society Conference, among others.

Ensembles Nathan has worked with include ~Nois, F-Plus, Unheard-Of//Ensemble, Duo Cylindre, The Astralis Chamber Ensemble, The Zafa Collective, The Cavell Trio, Harmonie del Sur, Ritual Action and The Off-Broadway Trio. His music has been recorded by Unheard-Of//Ensemble and Duo Cylindre.

Nathan is a co-founder, along with Ginevra Petrucci, and serves as the executive director for the Flauto d’Amore Project. The Flauto d’Amore Project is a long-term, large scale commissioning project involving the creation of a new repertoire for the flauto d'amore, an instrument that, in its modern form, is completely unknown.

Nathan is the founder and director of the Forage & Flourish Contemporary Music Festival in Alpharetta, GA. Forage & Flourish is a week of concerts and student workshops focused on music written by living composers, and performed by internationally acclaimed faculty

In 2020 Nathan began the Next Generation Trumpet Competition. NGTC is a new music contest for trumpet featuring new works by established composers.

He holds a BM in Trumpet Performance from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and MA in Composition from Stony Brook University and a PhD from Stony Brook University. His current and past teachers include Daniel Weymouth, Perry Goldstein, Matthew Barnson and Fred Cohen.

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