Nathalie Joachim Assistant Professor of Music; Interim Director, Princeton Sound Kitchen

Brooklyn-born Haitian American artist Nathalie Joachim is hailed for being “a fresh and invigorating cross-cultural voice” (The Nation) who engages her creative practice to advocate for music, social change, and cultural awareness. The Grammy-nominated flutist, composer, and vocalist is a United States Artist Fellow and co-founder of the critically acclaimed duo Flutronix. Joachim has performed and recorded with an impressive range of today’s most exciting artists and ensembles and is the former flutist of the contemporary chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird. As a composer, Joachim is regularly commissioned to write for instrumental and vocal artists, dance, and interdisciplinary theater, most recently creating works for St. Louis Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Sō Percussion, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Imani Winds, cellist Seth Parker Woods, and more. As an active educator of students of all ages and skill levels, Joachim is devoted to supporting music education with intention. She has held faculty positions at The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Perlman Music Program, and the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. She has also served as a mentor for The Juilliard School’s BluePrint Fellowship with National Sawdust and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Joachim is currently an Artistic Partner with the Oregon Symphony, a Creative Associate at The Juilliard School, and an Artist-in-Residence at Yale University’s Schwarzman Center.

To learn more about Joachim’s work as a composer, performer, and teacher, please visit her website.


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