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ABOUT

Bio

Nathan Ringkamp is the newly appointed music director and organist at the National Shrine of Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore, MD. A native of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, he is a recent graduate of The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art in Washington, D.C. where he received his Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance. At CUA, he studied organ with Benjamin LaPrairie and Ronald Stolk, conducting with Murry Sidlin, and voice with Gustavo Ahualli. 

 

While pursuing his studies at the university, he played for the weekly Campus Ministry Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine. He also aided with organ accompaniment and composition for various ceremonies and Masses at the Basilica, including the Installation Ceremony of the university’s 16th president, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Baccalaureate Mass, and the annual Christmas concert. From 2021 to 2023, he served as organist at Saint Dominic Church in Southwest D.C. He is also an Assisting Organist at the National Shrine.

 

Nathan has recently participated in a masterclass with Felix Hell and attended the 2023 Yale Summer Organ Week with Martin Jean, James O’Donnell, Nathan Laube, Janette Fishell, and Jonathan Moyer. Recent recitals include the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle and the Basilica of the National Shrine, both in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 2023, he began his studies for the Master of Music in Organ Performance degree with Dr. John Walker at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.

Education

2023-2025

Master of Music in Organ Performance

Peabody Conservatory

2019-2023

Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance

The Catholic University of America

Studies currently in progress with Dr. John Walker on topics including repertoire from a broad scope of musical eras, hymn/service accompaniment, figured bass, part reading, and AGO exam qualifications.

Studied a wide range of repertoire with Benjamin LaPrairie and improvisational skills with Ronald Stolk. Accompanied Campus Ministry Masses in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

My full résumé.

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