Nathaniel Hepler, trumpet, is a native of Malvern, Pennsylvania and joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Nate began his instruction with Kenneth Laudermilch. He attended Philadelphia’s prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, earning a Bachelor of Music while studying with Frank Kaderabek and David Bilger. He then attended the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Mark Gould and earning a Master of Music degree. Before joining the BSO, Nate enjoyed an active schedule as a freelancer and teacher primarily based out of Philadelphia, while also performing in orchestras and festivals around the world. He was a substitute with groups such as the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the IRIS Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, and the Harrisburg and Reading Symphonies, among others. He has served as Principal Trumpet of the Sarasota Opera and Second Trumpet of Symphony in C in Camden, NJ. As a soloist, Nate has performed Tartini’s Concerto in D, Copland’s Quiet City, Fasch’s Concerto in D, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. He has participated in numerous music festivals including the Spoleto Festival, invited as Co-Principal Trumpet of the Santo Domingo Music Festival, three years as Principal Trumpet of the Artosphere Music Festival, and five summers with the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, including three with the Chamber Orchestra. Nate continues to enjoy performing chamber music with the Westminster Brass and arranging music for his own company, Valley Music Press.