Nathan Gay is currently the Athletic Band Director and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Emporia State University. He is one of the new young forces in euphonium performance and has won honors at the most prestigious solo and chamber competitions including the Ern Keller Memorial International Soloist Competition, Leonard Falcone International Solo Euphonium Competition, Music Teacher’s National Association National Solo Brass Competition, North American Brass Band Association Solo Competition, U.S. Open Brass Band Championships Solo, and the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition, to name a few.
Gay recently completed his DMA in Euphonium Performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He also serves on the Board of Directors and performs with the Fountain City Brass Band, is an active soloist and clinician, and is in high demand as a studio instructor. Gay has also taught in the public school system and has a strong commitment to music education and young students. He often performs and works with public school programs. Nathan Gay is a Besson performing artist.