Dr. Nathan Koch is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Music Theory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, he served on the faculty of Sam Houston State University. He has appeared as a workshop clinician and lecturer at Southern Methodist University, Baylor University, the University of Georgia, 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, and was a featured soloist at the Kansas Bandmasters Association convention. His freelancing work has led to engagements with the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the symphonies of Austin, Tulsa, Victoria, and Brazos Valley. He has been on the faculties of the Bocal Majority/Operation O.B.O.E. camps, the Longhorn Music Camp, and the High Plains Band and Orchestra Camp. Several of his chamber music arrangements 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.