Nathan Shiu, Lead Accompanist & Choir Admin

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Beginning piano lessons around age seven, Nathan has continued playing piano to this day. Working as a student accompanist during his years of undergraduate study at Whitman College in Walla Walla introduced him to the pleasure of playing as a collaborative pianist. After graduating with a B.A. in Music Composition he pursued this passion of accompanying for eight years, serving as Staff Accompanist for Whitman College's Music Department. He also served as rehearsal and performance pianist for several productions of opera workshop which included such works as "The Little Sweep" by Benjamin Britten, and "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" by Giacomo Puccini.

Nathan also had the great opportunity to collaborate as pianist on several student productions including a full semi-staged production of "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown. Such collaborations has also afforded him some experience playing the harpsichord for presentations of "La Serva Padrona" by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and "Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell. In conjunction with Whitman College's Harper Joy Theatre, Nathan has served as rehearsal pianist and performance pianist in the pit orchestra of their production of "She Loves Me" by Jerry Bock, Joe Masteroff, and Sheldon Harnick.

In May of 2015, Nathan finally earned his Master's degree in Music. During his graduate studies, he focused his time on Vocal Pedagogy. When not playing piano for Bellevue Girlchoir, he can be seen singing, conducting, and playing piano around the Greater Seattle Area.