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Gary Powell Nash

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Gary Powell Nash, born August 2, 1964, a native of Flint, Michigan is Associate Professor of Music at Fisk University in Nashville, TN where he teaches and coordinates courses in music theory, technology, composition, applied woodwinds and conducts the Fisk Jazz Ensemble.  Nash holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Michigan State University. His former teachers include Jacob Druckman, Jere Hutcheson, Bernard Rands, Charles Ruggiero, Mark Sullivan, George Tsontakis and Ramon Zupko.  Nash’s composition portfolio consists of works for orchestra, band/wind ensemble, choir, art songs (four in Chinese), electroacoustic works and many instrumental chamber compositions.  His music has been performed in all major regions of the United States and abroad in countries such as Canada, Italy, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan and UK. Nash has received numerous grants, commissions and awards for his compositions including most recently Ohio Northern University where he was a Visiting Guest Composer in Residence.  Others include Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Music Teachers Association Composer of the Year, 2005-6.,  Mississippi Arts Commission, American Composers Forum, Fulbright, where he was Visiting Professor of Music Composition at University of the Philippines-Diliman, May 30, 2000 - March 28, 2001, Carnegie Hall, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Artists’ Colony and a 1994 ASCAP Foundation Grant to Young Composers Award.   Nash’s scores are published by Dorn Publications, Tuba/Euphonium Press and Gold Brach Music, Inc.  Seven of his compositions are featured on compact disc with two of those appearing on Albany and Citadel Records labels.



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