Music plays a vital role in Nathan Maack’s life. As a soloist and member of multiple music groups, his involvement includes singing, playing instruments, composing, arranging, producing, and conducting, as well as marketing and booking events. Nathan’s current Revival tour and new CD (expected to release in fall 2017) bring back the revival of his solo concerts with many great hymns and southern gospel classics along with the stories behind some of the songs and songwriters aimed at making a greater impact on the biblical theology and timelessness of the lyrics.
Nathan began playing piano by ear at age three. As a young child, he was singing solos at his home church. His love for Southern Gospel music began at three while attending a Cathedral Quartet concert. Although young, it was clear this music had infiltrated his heart.
He joined the Phoenix Boys Choir at age nine. After only one year in the Training Choir, Nathan was accepted into the elite Tour Choir. With this group, he developed his vocal skills and musical knowledge and traveled throughout North America and Europe.
Nathan has composed more than 130 songs; a majority being gospel music. He wrote his first band composition in Jr. High School and while attending Phoenix Christian High School, he became student conductor of the band and wrote his award-winning second selection. His songs have been used on several CDs.
Nathan became the Director of Music and Media at a Phoenix church in 2003 building the programs from the ground up. Under his leadership, multiple music and tech teams were created. Nathan oversaw and led all Sunday services and music events at the church leading more than 50 volunteers.
He is a member of two part-time gospel music groups. Desert Oasis, a gospel male quartet at his church, as pianist and fifth vocalist and His Messengers, a regional male vocal ensemble, as their pianist and vocalist. He also works with Larry Bates (harmonica player) on the Reach The World Tour.
Nathan has performed with the Liberty Quartet and played a piano duet with well-known musician Tim Parton. In February 2015, Nathan was invited to perform as a soloist at the Southwest Gospel Music Festival held at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix alongside top gospel music groups such as the Booth Brothers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, and the Hoppers. Videos of his full performances from this event can be viewed on MaackTV.
Nathan still sings but it became clear that God was leading Nathan’s main instrument to be the piano. His unique and artistic style have brought joy to those who have heard him in concert, through CDs, and on the internet. Today, he is working on several music and internet projects and ministers in concert.
Nathan has a desire to minister in concert with churches and Christian organizations and events. Since 2000, he has been performing solo concerts at several locations throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Nathan says, “I am so excited to be adding solo concerts back into my schedule as I continue to serve with the other ministries I’m part of. I believe that these Hymns and Southern Gospel songs that I share in concert are not just classics from the past but are songs filled with messages of hope, encouragement, and a much better future for today’s generations. My prayer is that God will open many doors to revive these songs of faith and love that can only be found through Jesus Christ.”
FAQ’s ABOUT NATHAN
March 20, 1981
Palmcroft Church; Phoenix, AZ
Featured Artist at the Southwest Gospel Music Festival (2015)
Church Music Director/Worship Leader (2003-2005)
Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia & Web Design (2005)
Arizona Student Composition Award (1997)
Phoenix Boys Choir Alumnus (1994)