Nathan Payant is a passionate and dedicated conductor, educator, and professional singer living in the Denver area. He has over fifteen years of choral teaching and conducting experience at the middle school, high school, and college levels. In addition to singing with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, he is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Anima Chamber Ensemble, General Manager of Colorado Bach Ensemble, and a member of the choral faculty at Colorado State University and University of Denver. He has served on the Colorado All-State Choir Board, the Vocal Music Council of CMEA, and currently serves on the Colorado ACDA Council as the Women’s Choir R&R Chair. A native of South Dakota, Nathan earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. He received his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Colorado State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Literature from University of Colorado, Boulder. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Nathan enjoys traveling and spending time with his beautiful wife and three daughters.