Nathaniel Davis is an audio engineer, teacher, and with a focus on classical music currently based in Chicago, where he works as the Concert and Outreach Assistant for the Chicago Philharmonic. His recording experience includes working with exceptional musicians such as Madalyn and Cicely Parnas, and his interest in contemporary music has led to premiere recordings by John Gibson, Aaron Travers, Jeremy Podgursky, and Peter Johns. In the summer of 2015, he worked as the National Repertory Orchestra’s Production, Operations, and Recording Intern, and returned in 2016 and 2017 as the orchestra’s Recording Engineer. As the orchestra's sole recording engineer, he recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered all sixteen concerts during the eight week seasons. Many of his recordings with the National Repertory Orchestra can be heard on Colorado Public Radio’s classical playlists.
Nathaniel attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts with High Distinction, a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance with High Distinction and Honors in Music, and a Certificate in Arts Administration. His recording mentors at Indiana included the audio engineers Konrad Strauss, Mark Hood, Jamie Tagg, and Jake Belser. He studied with renowned tuba pedagogue Daniel Perantoni and has become an accomplished performer with experience in a variety of ensembles. His playing can be heard on Naxos’ recording of David Diamond’s Third Symphony with the Jacobs School of Music Philharmonic Orchestra.
At Indiana University, his recording teaching activity included teaching two laboratory sections of Introduction to Personal Recording, a class for non-majors that covers recording and mixing fundamentals. He recently taught over 35 weekly private lessons and several weekly hours masterclasses for schools throughout the Houston, Texas area during the 2016-17 school year.
Nathaniel is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the International Tuba Euphonium Society, and the Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago.