Nathan is a graduating 8th grader at Providence Classical Christian School. He began playing the piano at age 5 and quickly discovered a passion for making his own music. He has received top awards for his compositions locally, nationally, and internationally. In 2015, Nathan was the national winner of the MTNA Elementary Composition Competition, premiering his piece in Las Vegas. Most recently, he received Honorable Mention in the 2018 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Nathan is thrilled to participate in the Merriman Family Young Composer Workshop and to premiere his first chamber music in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, his beloved home. When he is not composing on the piano, Nathan enjoys hiking, playing ping pong with his grandfather, learning math, and reading science fiction.