TTBB Choirs Chair
Active as a conductor, educator, and vocalist, Nathan Reiff holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where he has also completed the coursework toward a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Reiff’s work as a conductor has brought him before ensembles representing some of the broad diversity of the choral world, including the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, the Yale Glee Club, the Yale Camerata, and the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers. Since 2017, Reiff has served as Resident Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club and Instructor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. At the Conservatory, he teaches a survey sequence on choral repertoire and conducts Chorale and Choir, two ensembles of undergraduate vocal performance students. Beginning in 2019, Reiff has also served as Music Director of JourneySongs, an interfaith hospice choir. As a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale, Reiff’s scholarly projects focused on the intersection of polystylism and incrementalism in Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir. His primary teachers of conducting have included Jerry Blackstone, Marguerite Brooks, Jeffrey Douma, and David Hill.
Prior to his graduate studies, Reiff received a B.A. in Music with distinction at Yale, where he performed as a member and Music Director of the Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s oldest all-male a cappella singing group. In addition to his work as a conductor, he taught music at the International School of Trieste in Trieste, Italy and assisted the violinist Midori with the administration of non-profit organizations specializing in music education and community outreach.