Nylea L. Butler-Moore is pleased to be Coro de Cámara’s Artistic Director for a fourth season. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree with emphasis in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee; a Master of Conducting degree from Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville, Tennessee; and has completed two graduate music education levels at the Kodály Center of America in Massachusetts. She was awarded scholarships and received honors from each of these institutions.
As a conductor, vocalist, and keyboardist, Nylea (pronounced “Nile,” like the river, + “la”) has worked with adult, youth, and children’s choirs and vocal teams in school and church settings. Through her teaching of piano, voice, and music theory, she has helped youth and college students on the road to professional music careers. Her background includes serving as director and keyboardist in numerous music and theatre productions and doing studio work as a performer and a recording session director. Nylea is a published composer/arranger, writer, and music editor. Throughout her career, she has sung with many choruses and ensembles, touring the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand and singing in some of the great cathedrals and music halls of the world. Nylea currently serves two congregations in Los Alamos, as Music Director at the Unitarian Church and Director of the i.o.t.a. band at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She is also an occasional accompanist for area schools, churches, and students.
Natasha Stojanovska, a Macedonian native and new resident of New Mexico, is working towards the completion of her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago, in the studio of James Giles. She received her Artist Diploma and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Lynn University, Conservatory of Music. Natasha has performed solo and chamber music recitals in France, Portugal, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, South Korea, Haiti, and the United States. Her performances have been broadcast on radio and television.
Natasha recently represented the Bienen School of Music at the prestigious Gilmore Piano Festival. In January 2017, she was a Composition and Piano Consultant for Metropolitan Opera star Renee Fleming and for jazz celebrity Patricia Barber’s song project. In addition, Natasha served as a Collaborative Pianist for The Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame, collaborating with notable musicians such as Shulamit Ran, Carmen Helen Tellez, and Nathan Gunn. She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Music Theory at Indiana University and as staff accompanist and music theory instructor at Northwestern University. Natasha is an active composer with an expressive, innovative musical language inspired by the folk music of her native county.
Nathan Salazar, a native of Los Alamos, holds a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan where he studied with Martin Katz. Nathan made his orchestral debut in 2004 with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. His musical travels have taken him to England, Scotland, Italy, and Russia, as well as all over the United States. He performed in the International Festival of Spanish and Latin American Music where he worked with Teresa Berganza.
Nathan has been featured in performances at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Carnegie Hall in New York City. He received a fellowship to Songfest in Los Angeles in 2013, where he studied with pianists Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, and Martin Katz, and worked with composers Jake Heggie, John Musto, and Libby Larsen. He also participated in Songfest’s first commercial recording. In January 2014, he was invited to be a part of Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday celebration through the series “The Song Continues” at Carnegie Hall, where he worked with Ms. Horne, Martin Katz, and the legendary Christa Ludwig. In addition to playing for Coro de Cámara, Nathan works with the Sangre de Cristo Chorale, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Santa Fe Opera.