Nathan Philipp
Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory

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Rowlett, TX
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Nathan Philipp is an active performer, composer and educator in the DFW area. On horn, Philipp’s currently performs with Richardson's Early Brass Ensemble, with his brass quintet and as a freelance artist. Previously he worked with the Johnson City Symphony and the Appalachian Brass Orchestra. Equally at home in composition, his works have been performed internationally and he has been commissioned to write for band and chorus. Philipp is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of North Texas. His research interests include modern tonality and film music. Philipp has presented research at regional conferences in 2010 and 2012, as well as the College Music Society National Convention in 2011. He currently resides in Rowlett TX with his wife Leita and their dog Saturn.

Educational Background

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Music, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2018-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Music, Richland College, 2012-Present
  • Graduate Assistant, Music, Radford University, 2009-2011

Selected Playing Performances

  • Richardson Horn Club (Holiday Horns), Conductor, 2017-Present
  • Early Brass Composer in Residence, 2014-Present
  • Ursuline Academy Musicals, Principle Horn, 2014-2017
  • Dallas Rep Reads Orchestra, 2018-Present
  • Richardson Community Band, Arranger, 2012-Present
  • Appalachian Brass Symphony, 2004-2008
  • Johnson City Symphony, Second Horn, 2004-2007
  • Symphony of the Mountains, Utility Horn, 2006
  • Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference, Horn, 2007
  • Oklahoma! Bristol Theater, Principle Horn, 2005
  • National Intercollegiate Band, Horn, 2007
  • KA Brass Quintet, 2009-2011
  • Black Tie Brass Quintet, 2007-2008
  • King College Faculty Chamber Ensemble, 2007
  • ETSU Opera Theatre, Principle, 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded Best Research Thesis Award, Radford University 2010-2011
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Radford University 2009-2011
  • Public Performance Scholarship, East Tennessee State Univ. 2002-2006

Professional Organizations

Featured Courses

MUS 1117 Ear Training II
MUS 2117 Ear Training IV
MUS 1312 Theory II
MUS 2317 Theory IV
MUS 310 Music Technic: Vocal and Keyboard

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