Tenor Nathan Bird is a performer, voice teacher, and concert producer in the Twin Cities. He has sung with Cantus, performed at Guthrie Theater and Minnesota Opera, and currently sings with the Apollo Male Chorus, and in September performed on the debut recording of the Apollo Master Chorale. He earned a Bachelors in Music from University of Northwestern – St. Paul, and a Masters in Music Performance from the Lamont School of Music at Denver University. Known for his versatility, this year contains a wide variety of engagements. In addition to the Academy of Music at UNWSP, Nathan is currently teaching voice at Prior Lake High School and teaching several music classes at The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. His upcoming performances include the debut performances of his NorrSound Tenors this Christmas season on some newly-arranged works. Nathan will also be performing with the Apollo Male Chorus on their lite holiday fare, followed by a concert in January that commemorates the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Career highlights include recording with the Denver-based Massif Trio, creating the lead tenor role for an opera’s world premiere in Italy, and being nationally broadcast on PBS for Guthrie’s HSM Pinafore.