Nathan Koci is a Brooklyn-based musician originally from Charleston, South Carolina. He enjoys a diverse career as a music director, conductor, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist both on and off the stage. He is an advocate for music, dance and theater by living artists and has premiered works by Timo Andres, Anthony Braxton, Ted Hearne, John Heginbotham, and Stew and Heidi, among others, working with ensembles such as Signal, Alarm Will Sound, TILT Brass, Ensemble Modern, Bang on a Can, Dither, the Tri-Centric Orchestra, and Wordless Music. Koci is also active as a folk musician, having recorded and performed with the duo Shovels and Rope, the Brooklyn-based Goldfeather, and his own chamber folk trio, The Opposite of a Train. Music Direction/Conductor credits include A Soldiers Tale (Puppet Kitchen/Bushwick Starr), Promenade (Barnard College), Oklahoma (Bard Summerscape), The Travel Agency is on Fire (Experiments in Opera, NYC), The Source (LA Opera / BAM Next Wave Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park, NYC), and Mother Courage and Her Children (Arena Stage).