Work Westbrook Music Building (WMB) 231
Lincoln NE 68588-0100
Work 402-472-2503 On campus, dial 2-2503
Dr. Nathan Koch is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Music Theory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the newest member of the resident faculty woodwind quintet, the Moran Quintet. Previously he served as the Associate Professor of Bassoon on the faculty of Sam Houston State University while maintaining an active freelancing career in Houston and around the state of Texas, including regular performances with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Symphony, the Austin Lyric Opera, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Victoria Bach Festival.<br><br>In demand as a clinician and soloist, Dr. Koch has presented and performed at the conferences of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the International Double Reed Society. He has served as an adjudicator for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition and the Midwest Double Reed Society solo competition, as a regional audition proctor for the prestigious National Repertory Orchestra summer festival, and as a section coach for the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra.<br><br>Also an avid arranger and transcriber, Dr. Koch has several solo and chamber works published by TrevCo Music, the leading publisher of double reed literature in the country. His projects have been performed at the Vianden International Chamber Music Festival in Luxembourg by Christin Schillinger and recorded on the Longhorn Music Label by Kristin Wolfe Jensen. A recent solo IDRS conference recital featured Dr. Koch performing his own transcription of Franck’s Violin Sonata in its entirety, and the work is currently being prepared for publication.<br><br>Dr. Koch earned his DMA and MM degrees from The University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Kristin Wolfe Jensen, and a BM from Wichita State University with Nicolasa Kuster.


  • DMA, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
  • MM, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • BM, Wichita State University, 2007


  • MUSC 265, Music Theory III, Fall 2019
  • MUSC 265A, Aural Skills III, Fall 2019
  • MUAP 240, Class Instruction in Double Reed Woodwind Instruments and Saxophone, Fall 2019
  • MUAP 118, Bassoon, Fall 2019
  • MUAP 418, Bassoon, Fall 2019

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Sonata in A Major for Bassoon and Piano, Sonata in A Major for Bassoon and Piano, December 2019

icon-columnArtistic & Professional Performances & Exhibitions

  • 2019 Violin Sonata in A Major by César Franck/trans. Nathan Koch, Tampa, Florida, July 2019

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