Natalie Draper

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Natalie Draper
EducationPeabody Institute
  • "Decadent Music Box"
  • "Deflected Harmlessly into the Ceiling"
  • "Strains in the Signal"
  • "Timelapse Variations"
  • "Water in the Glass" Edit this on Wikidata
  • Dr. and Mrs. Walter Edwards James Award in Theory (2014)
  • Virginia Carty deLillo Composition Competition (2014, "Decadent Music Box") Edit this on Wikidata
Website Edit this on Wikidata
Musical career

Natalie Draper is an American composer. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Her teachers include Oscar Bettison and Joel Hoffman. She has been featured by GAMMA-UT, MusicX, SEAMUS, the Fromm Scholarship ensemble, Lunar Ensemble, and SONAR New Music Ensemble.

Draper's works have received praise by the Baltimore Sun, Portland Press Herald, and Fanfare, among others.[1][2][3] Draper's work, Timelapse Variations, was commissioned by Symphony Number One and premiered in November 2016.[4] Works such as Decadent Music Box have garnered various awards and positive mentions.[5] In 2018, Draper collaborated with NASA to help provide music from Timelapse Variations for a major research presentation on the impact crater of the Hiawatha Glacier.[6][7]

In 2015, Draper was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.[8][9] She currently teaches composition at Syracuse University in the Setnor School of Music.[10][11]

Natalie Draper has also published an article on Stephen Sondheim.[12][13]

Partial list of works[edit]

External video
Timelapse Variations on NASA mini-documentary, YouTube video
  • Decadent Music Box[14][15]
  • Deflected Harmlessly into the Ceiling[16]
  • O Sea-Starved, Hungry Sea[17]
  • The Ravens of Unresting Thought[18]
  • Strains in the Signal[19][20]
  • Timelapse Variations[21][22]
  • Water in the Glass[23]


  • 2016: More: Timelapse Variations. Also includes Jonathan Russell: Light Cathedral; Andrew Posner: The Promised Burning. (SNOtone ST03)[24][25][26]
  • 2012: Mix Tape / Compilation #1: One Bird Flew South. (Collaboration with Danny Clay.) Include additional works by various artists. (Don't Be A Stranger DBS-001)[27]


  1. ^ "486 :: 16 December 2016 :: Acromusical and Symphony Number One". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  2. ^ Smith, Tim. "A sampling of recent Baltimore-centric classical, jazz recordings". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  3. ^ Woolever, Lydia (2017-02-08). "Music Reviews: February 2017". Baltimore magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  4. ^ Clarke, Colin. "Album Review: More". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  5. ^ "Peabody Composition Competition Winners". The Peabody Post. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  6. ^ "GMS: Massive Crater Discovered under Greenland Ice". Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  7. ^ Daley, Jason. "Massive Impact Crater Found Under Greenland's Ice". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  8. ^ "BMI Celebrates Tanglewood's Composition Fellows". 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  9. ^ "Natalie Draper to be composer fellow this summer at Tanglewood Music Center". The Peabody Post. 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  10. ^ "Natalie Draper". Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  11. ^ Fraser, Angie. "Natalie Draper - Levine Music". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  12. ^ Who's who in research. Performing arts. Intellect (Firm). Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781841504940. OCLC 851429265.CS1 maint: others (link)
  13. ^ Draper, Natalie (2010-12-01). "Concept meets narrative in Sondheim's Company: Metadrama as a method of analysis". Studies in Musical Theatre. 4 (2): 171–183. doi:10.1386/smt.4.2.171_1.
  14. ^ "Peabody Magazine Spring 2015". issuu. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  15. ^ "Decadent Music Box". Metafields.
  16. ^ Hyde, Christopher (2014-08-01). "Review: Gamper Festival at Bowdoin has it all". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  17. ^ "O Sea-Starved, Hungry Sea". danielle buonaiuto, soprano. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  18. ^ "Draper, Natalie: The Ravens of Unresting Thought". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  19. ^ "LUNAR Ensemble to Perform Strains in the Signal". Natalie Draper: Composer. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  20. ^ "Performance History Search". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  21. ^ "Rep Hub: Natalie Draper, Timelapse Variations". Symphony Number One. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  22. ^ Madonna, Zoe (2016-08-18). "Timelapse". VAN Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  23. ^ Draper, Natalie R. (2009). Water in the Glass (Thesis). University of Cincinnati.
  24. ^ Stapleton, Maggie (December 13, 2016). "SNEAK PEEK AUDIO LEAK: Symphony Number One". Second Inversion. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  25. ^ Medwin, Marc. "Album Review: More". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  26. ^ McCabe, Bret (2016-12-16). "Recent Peabody graduate tackles man-made environmental destruction in mournful composition". The Hub. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  27. ^ "Various - Mix Tape - Compilation No. 1". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-02.

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