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The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA) is a coeducational public magnet school housed on the campus of Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia, just west of Atlanta. CCCEPA offers unparalleled training in Dance, Vocal Music, Drama, and Technical Theatre, complemented by a robust and innovative academic curriculum.

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CCCEPA at a Glance

365

Current Students

93

Graduates in 2018

9

Million Dollars in Scholarships in 2018

65

Number of Broadway Shows Featuring CCCEPA Alumni

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Welcome Nathan Medley, CCCEPA's new Director of Choral/Vocal Music

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Nathan Medley will join the CCCEPA magnet faculty as Choral/Vocal Director. Mr. Medley balances a rich career on the stage, in the classroom, and leading music programs. We look forward to welcoming him to CCCEPA later this summer!

As a performer, Mr. Medley has emerged in recent years as one of the leading younger-generation countertenors, with notable success internationally in concert and opera. He has sung at some of the major stages of the world including the English National Opera and Barbican Centre in London; Carnegie Hall; Philharmonie de Paris; Kölner Philharmonie; La Salle Pleyel in Paris; St. Cecelia Orchestra; Palais de Musique, Strasbourg; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw; The Lucerne Festival; Avery Fisher Hall in New York, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Recent performances have taken him to the Boston Early Music Festival, Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, St. Cecelia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, Opera Omaha, Pacific MusicWorks, Mercury Baroque, Seraphic Fire, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. 

Nathan Medley made his professional debut in 2012 in John Adams’ “The Gospel According to the other Mary” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, which was recorded for Duetsche Grammophon and recently by the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle.

As a teacher, Mr. Medley has taught thousands of private students with studios in Houston, Indianapolis, Columbus (OH), and Atlanta. His students have gone on to study vocal performance and musical theater at NYU, Indiana University, Northwestern University, Oberlin, University of Houston, Syracuse, Boston Conservatory, Mannes, and Manhattan School of Music. In demand as a vocal technician, he taught for many years at Vocal Arts Institute at the University of Indianapolis, AIMS in England and The Hague, Netherlands. He was an adjunct instructor of voice at Marian University in Indianapolis from 2010-2014.

Sharing his love of music, in 2014 he helped the Columbus Children’s Choir launch their ‘In Your School’ program, an educational outreach building relationships with city schools. He also helped Miami Bach Society develop and implement their educational outreach program in Florida. He is often called to offer masterclasses and choral clinics, giving instruction at Georgia Tech, University of Nebraska, Florida State University, and KAUST in Saudi Arabia to name a few. Additionally, he is a primary contributor to Colla Voce’s publishing series titled ‘Music of the Past Building Skills in the Present.’

As a director, Mr. Medley was head of the Boys and Girls of Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis; Director of Music at Our Lady of Peace in Columbus, OH, and currently directs the music program at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dunwoody, GA.

Mr. Medley is a 2009 graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a major in vocal performance and historical performance practice.

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