Nathan Salazar joined the Conservatory in 2018 and is an assistant professor of voice.
Salazar has performed in England, Scotland, Italy, Russia, and throughout the United States. He performed in the International Festival of Spanish and Latin American Music with renowned mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza and has been featured at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Carnegie Hall in New York City, among other premier performance venues.
He received a fellowship to Songfest in Los Angeles in 2013, where he studied with pianists Margo Garrett and Graham Johnson. Salazar has worked with composers Jake Heggie, John Musto, William Bolcom, Paul Schoenfield, and Libby Larsen. In 2014, he was invited to be part of Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday celebration at Carnegie Hall, where he worked with Horne, Martin Katz, and the legendary Christa Ludwig. Salazar has worked with such singers and teachers as Julia Faulkner, Stephen King, Wolfgang Brendel, Joyce Castle, Neil Shicoff, Stanford Olsen, George Shirley, Angela Meade, and Susan Graham. He performs and coaches with Serenata of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Boston Lyric Opera where he is an emerging artist.
Salazar is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and holds a master's degree in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Martin Katz. He received his vocal and piano performance degrees from the University of Kansas, where he studied with Julia Broxholm and Jack Winerock, respectively.
An active pianist, coach, and tenor in the Boston area, Salazar works with All Saints in Ashmont, Trinity Church Boston, and the Marsh Chapel Choir at Boston University.