- Masters of Music, New England Conservatory
- Bachelors of Music, Virginia Commonwealth University
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 maintains an active freelance career having performed with the Richmond Symphony, Castleton Music Festival, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera on the James, Boston Philharmonic, Virginia Oratorio Society and the Virginia Sinfonietta. Nathaniel was invited as guest artist at James Madison University’s trombone festival “Tromblow’in” in 2014 & 2015.
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 served as the trombone studio Teaching Assistant. During his studies 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.