Nathaniel Berman


Assistant Professor Woodwinds and Music History

Nathaniel Berman teaches clarinet, saxophone, and other woodwinds at ECU, in addition to coaching chamber ensembles and serving as professor of music history. He studied at the University of Northern Colorado with a specialization in woodwind performance. While there, he served as a sabbatical replacement chamber music coach and held the graduate assistantship. He also received a master’s degree from New York University in saxophone with a specialization in chamber music. While there, he served as adjunct instructor of saxophone at NYU. He also received a bachelor’s degree in clarinet, saxophone, and flute performance from Michigan State University. Nathaniel performs regularly as a chamber musician. As a member of Madera Winds he performed a recital at the 17th World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, France. They were recently featured as guest artists at the Oklahoma State University Saxophone Summit. They have also performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance National and Regional Conferences in Oklahoma, Nevada, Georgia, South Carolina, and New Mexico. They have performed multiple times at the International Saxophone Symposium and the National Flute Association Convention. Together they have commissioned several new works for flute and saxophone, including a double concerto that was premiered with the Mesilla Valley Concert Band in New Mexico. They won the Great Southwest Flute Fest chamber music competition and University of Northern Colorado Gala Competition. He is also a founding member of the Ambrosia Flute Trio. They were featured at the 2015 Festival Internacional de Flautistas in Lima, Peru. They have performed at the National Flute Association Conventions in Las Vegas and in New Orleans, where they premiered a newly commissioned work by composer Dominic Dousa. They have also performed several times for the Colorado Flute Association. The trio has also served as guest artists and teachers at Western State Colorado University. Nathaniel has also played with the Front Range Saxophone Quartet, which won the Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition and the University of Northern Colorado Gala Competition. They also performed at the Colorado State University Saxophone Day. As a soloist, Nathaniel has performed at North American Saxophone Alliance conferences in Ohio, Texas, and Oklahoma. He has also performed as guest artist on saxophone, flute, and clarinet at the Aspen Music Festival, and on contrabass saxophone at Northwestern University. Orchestrally, he is a member of Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra, and has previously been a member of the Midtown Arts Center Theater Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony, Greater Lansing Symphony, and many musical theater productions. In the jazz realm, he is a two-time winner of the National Flute Association Jazz Flute Big Band competition. He served as guest clinician for the Glen Miller Festival in Fort Morgan, Colorado, and has performed with Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians, Jazz Unlimited, the Big Band on the Rio Grande, the High Society Orchestra, and the Fort Morgan Big Band and Ragtime Band. Teachers have included Dr. Andrew Dahlke, Dr. Paul Cohen, Joseph Lulloff, Dr. Kelland Thomas, Ron Blake, Andrew Speight, Dr. James Hall, Robert Dick, Richard Sherman, Bil Jackson, Lauren Jacobson, Frank Ell, and Dr. Leroy Borchert. Nathaniel Berman is a Dahlke Mouthpieces artist. He performs on the Virtuoso Series RS model.