Tenor Nathaniel McEwen is currently a master’s student in performance at the Eastman School of Music. Since beginning his vocal training at Cornell University (from which he graduated magna cum laude with a BA in music and biological sciences), McEwen has sung in masterclasses led by the San Francisco composer Jake Heggie and the noted English tenor Ian Bostridge. While at Cornell, he was the tenor soloist in the Chorus and Glee Club’s performances of Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, and Schubert’s Mass No. 4, as well as in the Chorale’s performance of Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. A former member of the Glee Club, he can be heard singing a solo on their most recent CD release, Last Letter Home. He is the recipient of two Cornell departmental awards for outstanding work in music and was invited to sing selections from Dichterliebe at a concert for university donors in Alice Tully Hall. He was also a participant in the world premiere of music from Indian composer Vanraj Bhatia’s opera, Agni Varsha, in Jackson Heights. McEwen was excited to participate in SongFest last summer in Los Angeles, where he sang for the esteemed collaborative pianists Graham Johnson and Martin Katz. This is his RPO debut.