Nate Widelitz's talents have taken him to three continents so far in his capacities as a singer, conductor, and scholar. Equally at home on the solo stage, in the chorus, and on the podium, he has performed at such venues as New York’s Lincoln Center, Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, Singapore’s Esplanade, and Salzburg Cathedral. He has sung under the batons of such leading conductors as Nicholas McGegan, Simon Carrington, Masaaki Suzuki, and Helmuth Rilling in collaboration with Bach Collegium Japan and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, among other world-class ensembles.
In 2006, Nate moved to Los Angeles, where he earned his BM in Vocal Arts summa cum laude from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. While there, he founded and directed the Trojan Consort, USC's only performers of a cappella Renaissance polyphony. He also appeared frequently with the Thornton Opera and the Chamber Opera of USC.
Upon graduating, Nate was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and sang for a season as a charter member of the Horizon Chamber Choir of Los Angeles. In 2011, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and moved to Sofia, Bulgaria, where he researched and produced a thesis on the deterioration of traditional vocal practices among the women of Shopski Kray, the folk region to which Sofia belongs.
In 2012, he began his studies in pursuit of the MM Degree in Choral Conducting at the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied with Marguerite Brooks and Jeffrey Douma. While there, he undertook additional study with David Hill and Masaaki Suzuki and participated in masterclasses with Simon Carrington, Markus Utz, Erwin Ortner, and Helmuth Rilling in Zürich, Switzerland, Bologna, Italy, and New Haven. At Yale, Nate co-directed the Yale Repertory Chorus and University Church Chapel Choir.
In 2014, he assumed the position of Director of Vocal Music at Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, where he directs the Blair Academy Singers and Blair Academy Chamber Choir and teaches private voice lessons, in addition to courses in religion and music and music theory. In March of 2015, he led these ensembles on a week-long tour of Italy and Austria, which included performances in Padova, Verona, and Salzburg.