Bowling Green, Kentucky
Early Music Skills & Interests
Baritone (Voice), Clavichord, Harpsichord, Organ, Recorder, Renaissance Winds
Early Music Affiliations
Advocate, Composer, Educator, Performer, Writer
Nathaniel Brown is Adjunct Professor of Music History at Western Kentucky University and organist at First United Methodist Church in Madisonville, KY. He holds a DM and MM in Organ Performance, an MA in Music, and a Certificate of Specialized Studies in Early Music from Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Western Kentucky University in his hometown of Bowling Green, KY. During his time as a student at WKU, he was the keyboardist for the Symphony, which toured in China in the summer of 2013, and was the student carillonneur for WKU’s Guthrie Bell Tower. He has previously held organist positions at major churches in Bowling Green, KY and Quincy, FL. He is also a baritone, having sung with the Southern Kentucky Choral Society, the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale, the WKU Men's Chorus, and FSU’s Cantores Musicae Antiquae, and he has performed on a variety of early keyboard and wind instruments in FSU’s Collegium Musicum and Baroque Ensemble, including positive and portative organs, regal, harpsichord, recorder, crumhorn, shawm, rackett, and sackbut. He is also a Sacred Harp singer. In 2018 he was awarded the E. Power Biggs Fellowship from the Organ Historical Society. His two music publications, A Paraclete Treasury of Transcriptions for Organ (Paraclete Press, 2020), and Five Sacred Choral Transcriptions for Organ (Paraclete Press, 2023), feature his own organ transcriptions of sacred choral pieces from a variety of regions and across the ages. In addition to Early Music America, he holds memberships in the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the American Heinrich Schütz Society, and the American Guild of Organists (Nashville chapter).