2003 GBHS graduate Nathan Koch recently completed all requirements to earn a DMA degree in musical performance from the University of Texas in Austin.
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
Dr. Koch is an Austin-based bassoonist, teacher, and arranger. He has appeared as a featured soloist at the Kansas Bandmasters Association convention and as a contrabassoon clinician for the online subscription service I Compete in Texas. His freelancing work has led to engagements with the Austin, Tulsa, Victoria, and Brazos Valley Symphonies, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the Wichita Grand Opera. Festival appearances include 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 Franck, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Debussy.
He is the son of Kurtis and Debbie Koch.