Nathan Cummins

Composer and Conductor

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Nathan Cummins is an Adelaide based composer and performer. He recently graduated from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Composition with First Class Honours, and is now a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Sonic Arts and Music Composition. He is an active member of the Adelaide band scene and amongst his involvement in local musicals, productions, and bands playing whatever instrument he can lay his hands on, he is Artistic Director of the Woodville Concert Band.

Nathan primarily works with film and game music and is currently composing music for a number of creators around Australia, including film directors, dance choreographers, game designers, and lyricists. Nathan is known for his orchestrations, but also frequently plays in and composes for big bands and other jazz ensembles. He is always keen to be involved in new projects, whether composing, orchestrating, conducting, or performing.

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Commissioned Works (Wind Ensemble)
Centenary Fanfare
String Quartet
String Quartet No. 1
A Cappella Vocal Ensemble
Odi et Amo
Dance music (orchestral)
Norma (Extended Version)
Film Music (Jazz Quartet)
Von Beer O'Clock: Murder Illusionist

Selected Achievements


Down to Earth (2020)
Directed by Nick Crowhurst
Awoken (2019)
Principal Orchestrator
Composed by Christopher Larkin, Directed by Daniel J. Phillips
Barbecue (2017)
Additional Orchestration
Composed by Christopher Larkin, Directed by Matthew Salleh
Ella (2013)
Directed by Jess Cahill
Winner of the NASA Humans In Space Art Challenge, viewed in the International Space Station


South Australian Screen Awards
Nomination for Best Composer with Ella (2013)
Elder Conservatorium of Music Director's Award
Excellence in orchestration and active community involvement with the Woodville Concert Band (2014)
Governor of South Australia
Special Interest Music Centre Award - awarded by His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce (2011)
Young Composers Awards
Multiple awards in various categories ranging from first to second place (Australian Society of Music Educators 2010-2014)
ASME National Representative
South Australian Young Composer Representative in the Australian Society of Music Educators Bi-annual National Conference (2011)

Notable Performances and Involvements

Australian String Quartet
String Quartet No. 1 at the Young Composers Forum (2012)
Music With Motion
Music With Motion, performed by the Woodville Concert Band is a performance for the Adelaide Fringe Festival directed and conducted by Nathan, complete with his own entirely original arrangements
Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra
Centenary Fanfare - a commissioned work for Wind Ensemble (2015)
Aimee Brown
Norma with choreographer Aimee Brown (2013)
Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra
Allegro Animato (2011)

At Your Service

Film and Games

Music for video games or films.


Orchestrate your reductions for live performance, films or games, or for synthetic MIDI based recordings.

Concert Music

Concert and art music for orchestra, concert band, string quartet, vocal chorus, piano, big band and jazz, chamber ensemble, or anything else.


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That's not all...

Experienced Conductor


Typesetting and Engraving Musical and Non-musical Manuscripts

PC System Builds and IT Advice

Professional and responsive websites including hosting

Custom software for you or your business

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PO Box 2112, Regency Park, SA, 5942

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