Nathan Mills received his Master of Music Performance degree at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he received a full graduate teaching assistantship.  He received his bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. During his time there he was awarded the Jesus Silva Merit Scholarship for guitar.


Nathan grew up across North Africa; in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. The opportunities of life overseas, experiencing the sights, sounds, and people of many different cultures, continue to influence and shape him as an individual and a musician today. While in Morocco he studied with guitarist Marcelo de la Puebla, for whom the great Cuban composer Leo Brouwer dedicated his piece, Variaciones sobre un tema de Victor Jara. Nathan has also studied under John Patykula (head of the VCU guitar program who studied under Mexican classical guitar virtuoso Jesus Silva), Elliot Frank (head of the ECU guitar program), Douglas Niedt (head of the guitar department of the University of Missouri at Kansas City), and David Toussaint. Nathan has also had the great opportunity to perform in master classes for several acclaimed artists including Jason Vieaux and the Assad Brothers.

Throughout his performing career, Nathan has enjoyed a wide range of opportunities.  He has played in the prestigious Richmond Landmark Theater, has given a featured alumni recital at VCU, was selected as a "Rising Young Artist" to perform for the annual art series of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Bon Air, Virginia, has performed as a featured artist on WCVE's radio show "An Hour with the Guitar," and has given various other recitals at universities and churches.  Nathan is currently living and working in the Richmond, Virginia area.




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