NC ACDA Luncheon featured Performance (2017)

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UNC School of the Arts Cantata Singers

Nathan Zullinger, Director


The UNCSA Cantata Singers is comprised of all voice majors from the undergraduate and high school divisions in the School of Music, with several students from other disciplines also taking part. The ensemble rehearses four days a week and presents three concerts per academic year. Members of the Cantata Singers also function as the opera chorus for the Fletcher Opera Institute’s main stage productions. Within the last three years, the Cantata Singers have presented Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (Joseph Haydn), Fern Hill (John Corgliano), Magnificat (J. S. Bach), Carmina Burana (Carl Orff), Requiem (Maurice Durufle), and Laud to the Nativity (Ottorino Resphighi). They have also collaborated with the Winston-Salem Symphony and Symphony Chorus, Magnolia Baroque, the UNCSA School of Dance, and recently hosted visiting composer Charles Fussell.

Nathan Zullinger maintains a multi-faceted career as a conductor, church, musician, and teacher. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science degree in music education form Messiah College. Dr. Zullinger is currently the Director of Music at Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, NC, where he directs ensembles for all ages and serves as the organist for weekly services.

Previously he served the United Church in Walpole, Massachusetts, for eight years. Dr. Zullinger is a member of the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he conducts the Cantata Singers and has taught courses in conducting and aural skills. He has taught or conducted at Boston University, Brown Universithy, and the University of Rhode Island. During this academic year he is pleaseed to be leading works by Finzi, Poulenc, VIvaldi, Brahms, and Bernstein.