Current Projects

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Basha High School :
Nathan is currently the Director of Bands at Basha High School in Chandler, AZ (a part of the Chandler Unified School District). He oversees a comprehensive program, including multiple Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Marching Band, Winter Drumlines, Winter Guards, AP Music Theory, and Comprehensive Musicianship (a non-traditional and hybrid music making course).

Arizona Band & Orchestra Directors Association :
Nathan is currently serving as the Vice-President of High School Band Activities. He is the liason for all HS Band components and oversees the AZ All-State Band Festival.

National Band Association :
Nathan currently serves as the AZ State Chair for the NBA. His focus is on recruiting and program highlights throughout the state of AZ.

Arizona State University :
Nathan is currently pursuing his PhD in Music Education.

The Phoenix Youth Symphony :
Nathan currently conducts the Symphonic Winds and Chamber Winds.

Symphonic Winds, primarily junior and senior high woodwind, brass and percussion students, helps members develop solo and ensemble skills and tone quality necessary for advanced symphonic band or orchestra. Limited enrollment allows for more individualized training, as well as performance opportunities. Prior performances include Patriots Park in Phoenix, Disneyland, and concert tours to San Francisco, the Heritage Festival in British Columbia, and Montreal, Canada. Additionally, we have opened for the Phoenix Symphony Pops Concert, sponsored by the West Valley Arts Council, since 2005.

Chamber Winds is the new elite ensemble for winds and percussionists in the PYS. The ensemble is comprised of select members of Symphonette Orchestra’s wind/percussion sections and select members of Symphonic Winds, based on conductor recommendation.  Members will experience playing literature at the highest level.  This setting, unlike any other in Arizona, will enable interested students an opportunity to deepen their proficiency and leadership in musical performance.  Additionally, the small ensemble configuration will encourage each individual to explore soloistic playing in an ensemble setting.

 

 

 

 

 

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