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Dr. Nathan Dishman

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Dr. Nathan Dishman, Assistant Professor, Trombone
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DMA, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Contact Info:
Baird Music Hall 249
n.dishman@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.2477

Bio

Image - Gold Square   "MSU is the perfect size. Students will find big school experiences yet still have the opportunity to make close connections with professors.  Everyone is supportive of one another and the enthusiasm is contagious."

A native of Charles City, Iowa, Nathan Dishman is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Morehead State University.  He received a Bachelor of Music in education with a jazz emphasis from the University of Northern Iowa.  He was awarded the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance where he was an Ovation Scholarship Recipient.  His document, "A Guide to Daily Maintenance for Trombone," is a unique resource that integrates Audacity technology, daily exercises, and information collected from renowned performers and pedagogues. "A Guide to Daily Maintenance for Trombone" is published by Kagarice Brass Editions. Nathan actively writes audio reviews for the International Trombone Association quarterly journal and is a performing artist for Greg Black Mouthpieces.

In August of 2009, Nathan was one of six international tenor trombone participants selected by Joseph Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, to take part in the prestigious Alessi Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Nathan was also a participant of this bi-annual event in 2007. He has been a finalist in competitions including the Eastern Trombone Workshop Solo Competition, Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra International Trombone Competition, and the International Trombone Association Van Haney Competition.  Nathan was a winner of the Fort Dodge Symphony Concerto Competition and was a Spotlight Series winner while attending the University of Northern Iowa.

His jazz experience includes performances with the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Paris Jazz Festival, and the International Association of Jazz Educators conference.  He has performed on stage backing up artists such as Bobby Watson, Wycliffe Gordon, Robin Eubanks, Ray Anderson, Rich Perry, Nicholas Payton, Ernie Andrews, Eric Reed, Jay McShann and Karrin Allyson.  Nathan maintained an active performance schedule in the Kansas City area as well as on the east coast prior to moving to Kentucky. Nathan previously taught at the University of Virginia as Lecturer of Trombone.

Nathan is currently a member of the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators, Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet, the Ash Lawn Opera Festival, and the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra. He is a former member of the Charlottesville Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, Saint Joseph Symphony, Lee's Summit Symphony, and Liberty Symphony.  Nathan has performed regularly with members of the Kansas City Symphony including the Kansas City Symphony Brass Ensemble.  His primary teachers include JoDee Davis, Roger Oyster, Nancy Vogt, Paul Pollard, Paul McKee, and Bruce Tychinski.

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Jazz Studies Major, Morehead, KY "My father, for as long as I can remember, has always told me "from the heart, in everything you do." Morehead State, from the professors side, appears to follow the same philosophy. Ever since I started school, my professors have been by my side every step of the way with advice, constructive criticism, and guidance. MSU was a very good choice for me and I feel I will only mature and grow as I continue my education."

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