As a festival producer, concert organizer, recording artist, and pianist, Nathanael May seeks to engage audiences with music of the modern era. Noted for ‘quicksilver grace’ (Fanfare) and ‘highly developed touch and sound’ (Fuldaer Zeitung), Nathanael has performed on three continents and was named the 2012 Winner of the American Prize. He is founder and artistic director of the soundSCAPE Composition And Performance Exchange; a summer festival that has attracted over 600 participants from 40 countries, since 2005. Nathanael has been recognized for achievements in faculty scholarship, teaching, and university service at Missouri Western State University where he lectures as an associate professor of piano and serves as chair of the department. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (MM), and the University of Kansas (DMA).