Singer, conductor, and educator Nate Widelitz has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, Singapore’s Esplanade, and Osaka’s Izumi Hall under the batons of Gustavo Dudamel, Franz Welser-Möst, Nicholas McGegan, Masaaki Suzuki, and Helmuth Rilling. He has collaborated with ensembles such as Bach Collegium Japan, the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Cleveland Orchestra and Grammy Award-winning artists such as Kelley O’Connor and Ingrid Michaelson.
In 2017, Nate was appointed assistant conductor of Pacific Chorale, interim choir director at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church of Pacific Palisades, and a faculty member at Mt. San Antonio College and California State University, Los Angeles. In addition, he returned as a full roster member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, co-conductor of the Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, and faculty member at Los Angeles Valley College. 2017 additionally saw Nate’s solo singing debut at Disney Hall with the Master Chorale as well as his debut on the podium with an all-professional ensemble as guest director of the Horizon Chamber Choir.
Holding degrees in vocal arts from the University of Southern California and choral conducting from Yale University, Nate spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he conducted research and authored a thesis on the women’s dvuglas music of the Shopski Kray region. He has since taught music at every level from fourth grade through college, led choirs on tours of Italy and Austria, and sung professionally as a soloist in New York, Hartford, and Los Angeles.