Nathan Dishman is the Assistant Professor of Trombone at Iowa State University and previously served on the faculty at the University of Virginia and Morehead State University (KY). His book, “A Guide to Daily Maintenance for Trombone,” is published by Ensemble Publications. Nathan has frequently performed and presented at the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators. He has appeared as soloist at the international level with the Amazonas Philharmonic (Manaus, Brazil), City of Joao Pessoa Wind Ensemble (Brazil), and the State of Paraiba Brass Band (Brazil). Nathan’s solo album, Conversations, includes several jazz and classical crossover pieces.
He currently performs with the Charlottesville Opera, Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet, and has been a member of the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra, DiMartino Osland Big Band, Charlottesville Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, Saint Joseph Symphony, Lee’s Summit Symphony, and Liberty Symphony. Nathan resides in Ames, IA with his wife, two kids, and two crazy dogs.
“I love the freedom of sound Edwards Instruments allows me to achieve. I used to think that little facets of my playing were issues I needed to fix on my own. I quickly realized that I needed a little help. After taking my wife, Jennifer (also
a musician, who always tell me the truth), to Edwards for a fitting, she was adamant that I come home with not only one, but two horns. I also needed a jazz horn and the modular valve section lets me swap in a straight neck pipe. Along with an additional .525 slide, Edwards has me set up for any musical scenario!”