Nathan Wadley

Music Director, Philadelphia Girls Choir
Nathan Wadley

A gifted choral conductor, vocal instructor, and music educator, Nathan Wadley began his training at the age of eleven when he became a chorister with The American Boychoir under the direction of Dr. James Litton.  Fifteen years later, Mr. Wadley returned to become the Resident Training Choir Director of The American Boychoir School, where he trained the newest choirboys in performance skills and musicianship. Most recently, Mr. Wadley was a conductor with the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, before becoming the founding Director of the Philadelphia Girls Choir.

In addition, Mr. Wadley has conducted both collegiate and community choirs, most recently serving as the Assistant Conductor of the Greater Trenton Choral Society.  As the Assistant Conductor for the Missouri State University Concert Chorale, he guest conducted in the United States and in Europe, including Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic, and has led several college and regional opera productions.

Nathan Wadley has developed Kodály-based music education and theory programs for several organizations, including the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, The American Boychoir School and the Waldorf School of Princeton, integrating core music curriculum with the distinct philosophy of each institution.  Also recognizing the importance of vocal training to healthy choral technique, Mr. Wadley has taught private voice students for nearly a decade, and he is currently the private voice instructor at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA.

Mr. Wadley earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Missouri State University, and was awarded a graduate assistantship under noted conductor Dr. Guy B. Webb.  He is a certified Kodály music educator, studying first at New York University and then at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he was awarded the Kodály Achievement Scholarship.