Originally from Chicago, Nathaniel Holman is an active performer with collaborations with ranging from Camerata Chicago, The Fox Valley Orchestra, the Wheaton College Artist Series, to the Chicago Brass Band. He has been a featured soloist with the Fox Valley Concert Band and at the Illinois Day of Percussion, played a showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, professionally premiered new solo and ensemble works, and is an artist with Heartland Marimba. Along with his extensive list of ensemble and chamber experience, Nathaniel was also a named semi-finalist in the 2021 Great Plains Marimba Competition, a finalist in the 2021 International Bamburg Marimba Competition, and received 2nd in the International Artist Competition (hosted by Southern California Marimba).
Outside of performance, Nathaniel has a passion for pedagogy. He has served as the percussion ensemble director, private teacher, and a drum line instructor at Oswego East High School. He also led the percussion program at Murphy Junior High, taught private lessons at Neuqua Valley High School, and directed the Bolingbrook High School drum line. His students have regularly place in All-State band with the addition of the Summer Juilliard Percussion Seminar and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. As a guest clinician across the country, he has presented masterclasses in multiple states and conventions and seeks to build artistry through community. He holds a BM in percussion performance from Wheaton College (IL), a Master of Music from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and is pursuing a DMA at the Frost School of Music. Nathaniel proudly endorses Marimba One products.