Nathan Wilks is an American composer and pianist living in Dallas. Nathan has been teaching for almost a decade in both private lessons and college classes. He is a graduate of the University of Utah (Ph.D) and Texas Christian University (MM).
He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Durington Composition Award, The Salty Cricket Audience Choice Award, and the Marvolene Bowe Speed Award in Composition.
Successfully defended doctoral dissertation: Hello Dr. Wilks :)
Finished the first draft of my doctoral dissertation on repetition in verse-chorus forms.
Guest lecturer at Texas Christian University, discussing the business of being a composer.
Premiere of Vague Recollections at Salty Cricket's Living Masters Concert featuring Samuel Adler. Performance by Miaomiao Wang and Alex Martin.
Guest lecturer at Utah Valley University presenting research on repetition in popular music.
Premiere of String Quartet No. 2 by the Fry Street Quartet at the University of Utah in SLC.
Disco Lung won the Audience Choice Award.
Premiere of Disco Lung, at Urban Arts Gallery presented by the Salty Cricket Composers Collective. Performed by Jed Moss, Erin Voellinger, and Mercedes Smith.