Nathan Krueger, Baritone
Nathan Krueger, baritone, is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and holds degrees from University of New Mexico (MM) and University of Arizona (DMA). He has served on voice faculties at the University of New Mexico and Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This past season he appeared as baritone soloist in Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Oshkosh Chamber Singers and was a featured artist in the Florentine Opera’s “Music by the Lake” series. He appeared as a soloist with the Madison Bach Musicians, and also made an appearance with the group on Wisconsin Public Radio’s University of the Air program. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called his turn as the Lord Chancellor in Milwaukee Opera Theatre's production of Iolanthe “delightful.” This past year he was awarded the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) SongFest Fellowship, and attended SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles where he collaborated in a performance of John Musto’s The Book of Uncommon Prayer.
During the summer of 2009 he made his International debut with a concert tour of Indonesia with the Swara Sonora Trio. As a member of the dynamic Swara Sonora Trio, he commissioned and performed the world premiere of Ananda Sukarlan's song cycle, "Love & Variations." His work with the Swara Sonora Trio continues as they are in the process of commissioning a new work that will be premiered in 2014. He has also performed with the Milwaukee Florentine Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus, Arizona Opera, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Tucson Chamber Artists, L'opera Piccola in Chicago, Opera Southwest, Chicago Chamber Opera, and appeared in two productions with the Santa Fe Opera Showcase.
Mr. Krueger can be heard on recordings by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale (Clarion) and the world premiere recording of Robert's Aldridge's opera Elmer Gantry (Naxos). In addition to his busy performance schedule, Mr. Krueger worked for five years as an Opera Artist in Tucson United School District's Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA) program, a nationally-recognized arts integration program.