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Nathaniel W. Eschler

Composer - PhD

Nathaniel Eschler, Composer

Hello and welcome!

I hope you will enjoy my music.

Since I last posted here a number of new performance opportunities have emerged with 4 very recent and successful performances of Canto in Salt Lake City, Iowa and Nebraska. Many thanks to Matthew Driscoll and Abbie Brewer of the Brass keys Duo. Hear the recording and read the performers review on my media page.

There is also some exciting news to report from Salty Cricket as my wife, Victoria Petro-Eschler, steps into the role of executive director. We are planning a September launch of a new El Sistema program entitled [email protected] Cricket. We have also added a fifth concert and Utah composer commission for the 2015 season and beyond at the Utah Arts Festival. A big shout out to Crystal Young-Otterstrom for being so generous with her time and resources.

On May 21st 2015 Leon Chodos, Dr. Ben Ordaz and Ted Merritt of the Utah Symphony will premiere And Surely you Jest......?. This work is for contra-bassoon, Tuba and String Bass. Join us at the Ladies Literary club at 7:30. Tickets can be purchased at

On September 10th I will have a work for Pierrot Ensemble performed. Also by Utah Symphony and Opera Musicians. Visit Salty for tickets.

I will also have an opera scene premiere. On Nov. 12th I will be directing Act 2 Scene 1 of James Joyce's Exiles. 12 minutes in length, this scene is an awkward encounter between old friends as they come turns with ones wooing of the other's wife. Join, Lucas goodrich(tenor) Kevin Smith Bass and Cristi Lynn Scrivner.

Also, I am excited and have accepted a commission by Dr. Matthew Driscoll, Trombone extraordinaire. The work is for Chamber Orchestra and will be in honor of my late mother, Claudia Eschler


Premiere: Exiles: a one scene excerpt. Nov. 12th 2015 Salt Lake City

Work for Pierott ensemble. Premieres on September 10th 2015.

And Surely you Jest....? Premieres May 21st with second performance at the Utah Arts Festival June 26th 9:00am.

Canto performances in Iowa - March 29th - and Nebraska March 26th.

Martin Boykan Residency: Feb 25-March 1st

Premiere, Canto For Trombone and Piano. Feb 26th 2015

Performance: Suite for Violin Cello July 27th Salt Lake City.

Premiere: Suite for Violin Cello June 5th Salt Lake City.

Premiere: Two Duets for Piccolo and Flute April 19th Salt Lake City

Premiere: December 16 2014 Salty Cricket will perform my Trio Sonata for Trumpet, piano and Vibraphone

Commission from flautist Nicole Elkins: Flute Duet

Commission from Trombonist Matthew Driscoll: Sonata for Trombone and Piano

Commission from Choral Director Matt Web: Choral settings from Rilke's Sonnett to Orpheus.

Commission from Samuel Adler: Symphony in the American Style.

Martin Boykan's Utah residency scheduled for September of 2014


Dissertation to be published with Lambert Academic Publishing!

Fresh off the Press: The Place of the Solitaires.

Samuel Adler Residency update: Concert Booked Featuring works by Samuel Adler, Steve Roens, and Nathaniel Eschler

March 2nd 2013

8:00pm(doors open at 7:30)

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church

(919) 828-5468

Horne Street Raleigh, NC 27607

Tickets $25 dollars. $15 for Students.

02.26.2013 - 03.02.2013 Samuel Adler Residency

03.02.2013 - EMF Concert: Living Music Project. Premiere of The Place of the Solitatires for Soprano, Oboe and Piano. Plus, works by Samuel Adler and Steve Roens.

12.04.2012 - Colloquium: Campbell University @ Research Triangle Park

08.31.2012 - Colloquium: University of Utah @ Dumke Recital hall

05.30.2012 - A Community of the Spirit - an 8 song cycle on the poetry of Rumi" - was premiered in Boston, Mass. Visit my media page for the complete score and recording.

11.11.2011 - Nathaniel finished his dissertational requirements at Brandeis University. His analytical paper covered Elliott Carter's "Third String Quartet.own content. You can change my font, size, line height, color and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.