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Nathan Johnston

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Ottawa University
  • 3Followers
  • 4Following

Professional experience

Adjunct Faculty

Ottawa University

August 2012 - Present


Phoenix Youth Symphonies

August 2007 - Present

Adjunct Faculty

Mesa Community College

August 2004 - Present

Director of Bands

McClintock High School

August 2007 - May 2012(5 years)

Assistant Director

Scottsdale Community College Summer Music Camp

June 1994 - June 2005(11 years)


PhD in Music Education: anticipated May, 2015

Arizona State University

August 2012 - July 2013(a year)

Master in Music Education

Auburn University

August 2005 - May 2007(2 years)

Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Music Education

Arizona State University

August 1996 - May 2004(8 years)


Nathan Johnston is pursuing a PhD in Music Education at the School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. He currently conducts the Symphonic Wind and Chamber Wind ensembles within the Phoenix Youth Symphony organization. Additionally, he is the Assistant Director of Instrumental Music at Mesa Community College and teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member at Ottawa University in their music education program. Prior to ASU, Nathan was the Director of Bands at McClintock High School (Tempe, AZ). During his 5 year tenure, he continued to develop a contemporary and comprehensive high school band program, based on the interests of the students. Nathan completed his M.Ed. in Instrumental Music Education from Auburn University, serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Band Department, and B.M. in Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University. He continues to work actively as a clinician, adjudicator, and conductor around Arizona. Nathan is an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA), Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA), National Band Association (NBA), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the Collegiate Music Society (CMS). He is an alumni of the Beta Omicron chapter (ASU) and honorary members of the Pi chapter (Auburn) of Kappa Kappa Psi.


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