Assistant Professor of Voice
Learning to sing encompasses talent, intellect, passion and a desire to continually grow. My goal as a professor of voice is to help each student find their own voice; to unlock their intrinsic abilities to make beautiful, healthy vocal sounds. Learning in the context of a liberal arts education gives Stetson voice students the tools they need to find success not just in music, but in a multitude of other pursuits.
- BA in Musical Theatre Performance, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
- MM in Voice Performance, University of Kentucky
- DMA in Voice Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nathan Munson has been praised for his vocal beauty, maintaining a versatile presence on the concert and operatic stage. He has sung leading and supporting roles with the Sarasota Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, the Atlanta Opera, Opera North, Piccola Opera San Antonio, Capitol City Opera, DellArte Opera, and the Illinois Opera Theatre.
Roles include Beppe in Pagliacci, the Steersman in Wagners Der Fliegende Hollnder, Tom Snout in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pedrillo in Die Entfhrung aus dem Serail, Remendado and El Dancare in Carmen, Rodolfo in La Bohme, Romo in Romo et Juliette, Ferrando in Cos fan tutte, Cassio in Verdis Otello, and Dr. Baglioni in a world premiere revision of Daniel Catans La Hija di Rappaccini. Recent performances with the Atlanta Opera include roles in Carmen, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Frida, Salome, The Seven Deadly Sins, and Turandot.
In addition to his operatic appearances, Dr. Munson has been a frequent visitor to the concert stage. Most recently, he sang Carmina Burana with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He premiered a new work for tenor and orchestra by Thomas Ludwig in April of 2021, entitled To Be or Not To Be? Before cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was to have sung with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in Beethovens 9th Symphony, and Carmina Burana with Berry College. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and debuted with the Helena Symphony Orchestra (Montana) in Handels Messiah. He has been soloist in Bruckners Te Deum, Bach's B-minor Mass, Saint Johns's Passion and Magnificat, and Mozart's Requiem. He has also been featured with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and the Huntsville Symphony.
Dr. Munson can be heard on the world premiere recording of The Golden Ticket (Albany Records) and was a featured soloist in a Christmas Concert with the Atlanta Opera, which was recorded live for broadcast by WABE-Atlanta. He is an Assistant Professor of Voice in the School of Music at Stetson University.
More About Nathan Munson
Areas of Expertise
- Voice Pedagogy
- Acting for Singers
- Lyric Diction
- Lyric Diction: English, Italian, French and German
- Applied Voice
- Voice Pedagogy
- Vocal music of 18th and early 19th-century Britain