Assistant Professor of Bassoon
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Dr. Nathan Koch joined the faculty of Sam Houston State University as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon in the fall of 2012. He has appeared as a workshop clinician and lecturer at Southern Methodist University, Sam Houston State University, and many area middle and high schools. He has also presented at the conventions of the Texas Bandmasters Association and the International Double Reed Society, most recently in Tokyo, Japan, with his double reed quartet, Quartex. His freelancing work has led to engagements with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the symphonies of Austin, Tulsa, Victoria, and Brazos Valley. Festival appearances include the Round Top Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival, the Pierre Monteux School Orchestra, and the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil. He has been on the faculties of the Longhorn Music Camp, Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp, and the High Plains Band and Orchestra Camp. Several of his publications are available through TrevCo Music, including works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Debussy.
Nathan received his BM, summa cum laude, from Wichita State University under the guidance of Nicolasa Kuster and his MM and DMA from the University of Texas at Austin with Kristin Wolfe Jensen.