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Nathan Sawyer


Nathan Sawyer joined the master’s program in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Illinois School of Music in 2020 and entered the doctoral program in 2022. Since his arrival, he has served as the manager of the UI Symphony Orchestra and has frequently conducted the UI Philharmonia Orchestra and Illini Strings. Nathan began his studies in New York at Houghton College and finished at Roberts Wesleyan College with his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. He has attended several conducting workshops including the International Conducting Workshop and Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. Nathan plans to continue his conducting studies and earn a doctorate in orchestral conducting.