Department of Music
Nathan Frank

Nathan Frank

Visiting Instructor of Music

253-535-7602 (office)

Profile

Professional
Emphasis

Choral Music

Responsibilities

University Chorale, University Singers, Vocal Pedagogy for Choral Music Educator, Choral Methods for Instrumental Music Educator

Education
Degrees

M.M., Southern Methodist University , 2007

B.M., University of North Texas, 2004

Personal
Biography
Nathan Frank is the Visiting Instructor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.   He conducts the University Chorale and University Singers and teaches undergraduate courses in Vocal Pedagogy for the Choral Music Educator, and Choral Methods for the Instrumental Music Educator.  

Nathan began his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Fulton and completed his degree in 2004 studying under Dr. Jerry McCoy at The University of North Texas.  Venturing south to study at Southern Methodist University under the direction of Dr. Alfred Calabrese, Nathan served as the Senior Teaching Fellow and the Tenor Section Leader for the SMU Chorale and completed his Master of Music Degree in 2007.   Returning home to the University of North Texas, Nathan began his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting under the leadership of Dr. Jerry McCoy.  While at UNT, Nathan served as the Teaching Fellow for the Women’s Chorus and the Tenor Section Leader for the UNT A Cappella Choir.   Nathan is set to complete his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting with a related field in voice studies in the Fall of 2013.

As a choral conductor, Nathan has conducted groups in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Georgia, Washington D.C,  Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Florida, and the Czech Republic.   A proponent of new music from around the world, Nathan most recently conducted the Misa Tango by Luis Bacalov.
  

Before moving to the Northwest, Nathan was active in the musical community of Dallas-Ft Forth Metroplex.  In Dallas, he was the Associate Conductor of Schola Cantorum of Ft. Worth and still serves as the artistic director of the Mystikos Men’s Ensemble.  He actively services as a choral clinician and has given numerous workshops on applying Bel Canto vocal techniques to the choral pallet.   Most recently, he served as Director of Worship and Fine Arts at First United Methodist Church of Plano leading a music ministry of over 400 musicians.