Nathan Stumpff

Nathan J. Stumpff (born 1978) is a musician, builder and solar energy professional from Maine, currently living and working in Vermont. Nathan holds the degree of Master of Music from The Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Nils Vigeland and Julia Wolfe. As a Fulbright Scholar, Nathan taught and studied with composer Mist Þorkelsdóttir at the Listaháskóli Islands (Iceland Academy of the Arts) in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Since 2008 Nathan has built solar energy and remote power systems across the Mid-Atlantic, Alaska and now in his native New England; indeed, Nathan has embraced a diverse career, discovering the music of manual labor and bringing the mindset of a craftsman to composition. The Icelandic word for composer is tónsmiður, or ‘sound-builder.’ It is from this spirit Nathan’s work has evolved.
An active performer and conductor, Nathan recently made his operatic debut in Opera Fairbanks’ production of Carmen. Other guest engagements include performances with Alarm Will Sound, the Manhattan School of Music Percussion ensemble under Steven Schick, and with the new music ensemble TACTUS. Recent conducting engagements include numerous premieres of new works, including appearances at the DUMBO Dance Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Nathan’s composition Four Rumi Songs is available on Ablaze Records.