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Coming Home
(euphonium/percussion quintet)
An Extraordinary Correspondence
Gate City Shapshot
(concert band)
The Dreamers of Dreams
(percussion ensemble)
Sensus Vitae
(symphonic band)
(euphonium & marimba/vibraphone)
Spitfire II
(euphonium & percussion octet)
Star of Wonder
(holiday percussion ensemble) 


January 25, 2014
Guest Artist at the Indiana Music Educators Conference (Ft. Wayne, IN)

March 18, 2014
Faculty Percussion Recital at HPU (High Point, NC)

April 5, 2014
Guest Artist at South Carolina Day of Percussion (Columbia, SC)

April 12, 2014
Guest Artist at South Dakota Day of Percussion (Columbia, SC)


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performance discography

THE YULETIDE MARIMBA - Nathan Daughtrey, solo marimba

[November 2008]

All arrangements by Nathan Daughtrey

The Yuletide Marimba CD by Nathan Daughtrey

1. A Winter Prelude
2. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen +
3. Silent Night
4. Carol of the Bells *
5. O Holy Night
6. Deck the Halls +
7. What Child Is This?
8. In the Bleak Midwinter
9. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
10. Silent Night #
11. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen #
12. Deck the Halls #
13. A Winter Postlude #

+ with Wiley Arnold Sykes, djembe & dumbek
* with Andrew Dancy, orchestra bells
# with Andrew Dancy, Michael Lasley, Sara Wood, marimbas

Available from C. Alan Publications and iTunes

Reviews (excerpted)

"Nathan Daughtrey does a wonderful job of adapting the traditional songs to marimba, adding his own compositional touches and creating variety between each piece. His imagination runs wild with a mixed-meter version of Deck the Halls with added dumbek accompaniment. Daughtrey's compositional skills are evident in his unique an clever arrangements."

Brian Zator, Percussive Notes (November 2009)

"If you're looking for music that soothes frayed nerves without the medicinal effect of wall-paper stuff at the mall, add this to your collection of holiday favorites. Nathan Daughtrey, an award-winning composer, arranger, and marimba player who has performed everything from Paganini to works by Paul Lansky turns to greatly-loved Christmas melodies and delivers a gift that will surely please anyone who enjoys the gentle, beautiful tones emanating from rosewood bars."

Karen Moorman, Classical Voice North Carolina (

SPIRAL PASSAGES - Nathan Daughtrey, solo marimba

[November 2001]

Spiral Passages CD by Nathan Daughtrey

Selections from 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini (transcribed by N. Daughtrey)
1. No.1 in E major (Andante)
2. No.2 in B minor (Moderato)
3. No.5 in A minor (Agitato)

4. WarHammer by Daniel McCarthy

5. Spiral Passages by Jon Metzger

Gate To Heaven: A Journey of the Soul by David R. Gillingham
6. I. Remission
7. II. Reflection
8. III. Redemption

Concerto for Marimba & Orchestra by David J. Long
9. Movement I.
10. Movement II.
11. Movement III.

Available from C. Alan Publications and


SONG OF MIDDLE EARTH: Percussion Music by Daniel McCarthy

[Summer 1999]
Various Artists

Bundles of Sticks by Daniel McCarthy
- for bassoon and multiple percussion
I. Wood & Wind
II. On the Edge

Michael Burns, bassoon . Nathan Daughtrey, percussion

Available from C. Alan Publications and

LOUDER THAN WORDS: Music for Two Saxophones

[Summer 2006]
Steven Stusek, Susan Fancher, Inara Zandmane, Nathan Daughtrey

Not Speaking by Reginald Bain
- for soprano sax, alto sax, and vibraphone

Susan Fancher, soprano saxophone
Steve Stusek, alto saxophone
Nathan Daughtrey, vibraphone

Available from Effiny Music

FOOTPRINTS: Percussion Ensemble Music by Michael Udow

[Winter 2007]
Various Artists

Shadow Songs IV by Michael Udow (solo marimba & percussion ensemble)
Nathan Daughtrey, solo marimba
Phildor Percussion Group . NCSA Percussion Ensemble

Available from Equilibrium