Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist
Nathan Costa brings a background in teaching, school administration, liturgy and church music to his work at Christ Church Cranbrook. From 2016-18, Nathan served as director of music and liturgy at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway, California where he led teams of liturgical ministers as well as a full music program of a parish choir, choristers and choral scholars, a Gregorian chant schola, and instrumental and handbell ensembles. Prior to his work at St. Bartholomew’s, Nathan had served at St. Andrew’s School, an Episcopal boarding school in Middletown, Delaware, for 17 years where as organist / choirmaster he led the St. Andrew’s Choral Scholars in chapel music and in a Royal School of Church Music training program adapted for high school students. The Choral Scholars regularly sang in churches throughout the mid-Atlantic and made concert tours to Cuba, Eastern Europe, and the southeastern United States. In addition to his work in music and liturgy at St. Andrew’s, Nathan served as academic dean, director of studies, and chair of the Department of Classical Languages and taught courses in Latin, Greek, English, and religious studies. Nathan received a B.A. in Classics from Yale University and M.A. in Liturgical Music (Organ) and in Theology (Liturgy) from St. John’s University School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota, where his organ teachers were Kim Kasling and David Jenkins.
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