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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
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Baird Music Hall 249
n.dishman@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.2477

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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 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 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. 
Before moving to the east coast, Nathan maintained a busy freelance schedule in the Kansas City area and was active in various orchestral, jazz, recording, and church settings.  He is a former member of the acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band, recently named champions in the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 North American Brass Band Championships.

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 at the 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 Robin Eubanks, Ray Anderson, Rich Perry, Nicholas Payton, Ernie Andrews, Eric Reed, and Karrin Allyson.

Nathan 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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Bachelor of Music Education, Edgewood, KY "MSU has one of the best music education programs in Kentucky. Along with that program the whole department has so many great instructors and ensembles. I find myself improving everyday thanks to everything provided to me here!"

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