Principal Trumpet, Nathan Clark received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Maryland in College Park. Prior to this he also spent time studying at Nyack College in Nyack, NY, and York College of Pennsylvania. He has had the privilege of learning from some of the Eastern Seaboard’s leading trumpet players and pedagogues, including Donald Tison—long-time Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Smith of the New York Philharmonic; the National Symphony Orchestra’s Steve Hendrickson; and freelance artist and teacher, Chris Gekker. As a member of The United States Air Force Ceremonial Brass, Nathan performs at high level protocol functions both Nationally and Internationally, and can be seen on National TV at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. Mr. Clark maintains a busy freelance career in the DC Metro area, and has the distinction of being a primary substitute trumpeter for the Kennedy Center’s National Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his position as Principal Trumpet of The Apollo Orchestra, Nathan is also Principal Trumpet of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. He regularly performs with many of the area’s regional orchestras: the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the New Orchestra of Washington, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, and the National Philharmonic. An active performer and advocate of brass chamber music, Nathan is a founding member of the Barclay Brass ensemble, a vibrantly innovative group which performs throughout the DC metropolitan area. In his free time Nathan enjoys playing volleyball, climbing, running, and cycling.