Nathan gives voice lessons for the music department.
Nathan Ruggles received his Bachelor of Music (cum laude) from Washington University in 1999 and his Master of Music (also from Washington University) in 2003. He also holds a certificate in K-12 Music Education from University of Missouri, St. Louis. He has performed extensively in the St. Louis area, appearing with Washington University Opera as Andrew Borden in Beeson’s Lizzie Borden, Orgon in Mechem’s Tartuffe, Slim in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men and several others. He has sung for Union Avenue Opera, appearing as the Perückenmacher in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and the Herald in Verdi’s Otello. He has also sung with Bel Canto Opera (New Hampshire) as Bunthorne in Patience and with Operafest! of NH as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and as a priest and armored man in Mozart’s Magic Flute. He sings with the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, with whom he has recorded three internationally acclaimed CDs. He has served on the voice faculty at Washington University since 2003 and also served as adjunct instructor in voice at Southeat Missouri State University from 2006-2007. He studies voice with John Stewart.