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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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Interview on WFDD's Triad Arts Up Close with Bradley George

Discussing my concert band piece "Through the Horizon", which was commissioned by the Davie County High School Symphonic Band to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the school.

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"Nathan Daughtrey's Limerick Daydreams is a remarkable work of joyous rhythmic celebration, dramatic moods, velvety textures, powerful tensions, lamenting colors and driving vigor. The piece will capture the hearts and minds of players, conductors and audiences alike. It captures what is best of the wind band and allows a glimpse into this
gifted composer's talents."

Dr. Peter Loel Boonshaft
Director of Bands, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Author, Teaching Music with Passion and Teaching Music with Purpose

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“Limerick Daydreams” is a fresh, beautifully scored journey through dramatic textures and styles featuring several soloists and challenging, delightful percussion writing. This work will please both the ensemble and audience alike.”

Ray Cramer, Director of Bands Emeritus, Indiana University

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“In recent years, Nathan Daughtrey has distinguished himself as an accomplished marimba artist. Now he deserves recognition as an outstanding composer, having won both second and third place in [the 2005 Percussive Arts Society Composition] Contest.”

“The wonderful thing about Daughtrey’s writing is that the familiar thematic material is harmonized differently each time, employing new countermelodies, rhythmic twists, changes in texture and subtle changes in color. The music is always fresh and interesting.

Mario Gaetano, Percussive Notes

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“… one of the leading voices on marimba.”

Lynn Glassock, percussionist & composer

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“Nathan Daughtrey is a consummate musician/marimbist with virtuosic facility and extraordinary musical sensitivity. His performance of my ‘Gate To Heaven’ was first rate and I would be most privileged to have him perform my works again.”

David R. Gillingham, composer

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“Technical virtuosity is expected in the new generation of marimbists. What sets Mr. Daughtrey apart is his uncanny musical intuition and sensitivity. His range of musical expression is extraordinary and he simply merges with the instrument into a single entity. He is always able to transform notation into superb musical artistry.”

David J. Long, composer

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“The impression he projected was one of dazzling virtuosity”
“Daughtrey, who premiered [WarHammer] in 1999, delivered what seemed to be a perfectly integrated performance.”
“Daughtrey played … with awesome skill, projecting emotion and power and awe in his interpretation.”
“This young man … is definitely worth seeking out and hearing.”

John W. Lambert, Classical Voice North Carolina