Jamie L. Nix
Dr. Jamie L. Nix is director of wind ensemble activities, professor of music, and holds the Hal J. Gibson Distinguished Chair in Conducting at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music. Appointed in 2010, Dr. Nix conducts the Schwob Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra, coordinates the graduate wind band conducting program, teaches advanced undergraduate conducting, and hosts the Annual Conductors Workshop. Previous posts include serving as associate director of bands and the Donald R. Shepherd assistant professor of conducting at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and assistant director of bands at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.
Under the direction of Dr. Nix, the nationally acclaimed CSU Wind Ensemble has performed at the 2015 CBDNA National Convention, 2012 CBDNA Southern Division Conference, and the 2012 GMEA In-Service Conference. Nix has recently served as conductor at the Alberta International Band Festival, International Double Reed Society Conference, International Trumpet Guild Conference, International Trombone Festival Conference, Florida and Virginia All-State Bands, Music For All Summer Symposium, the Cobb Wind Symphony, and numerous region and honor bands and orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. Upcoming appearances include the 2018 GMEA Conference, Salem-Keizer All-City Band in Oregon, the District 13 Honor Band in GA, and the CBDNA North-Central Intercollegiate Band.
As an orchestral conductor, he has led performances with the CSU Philharmonic, was music director and conductor of the Advanced Young Musicians String Orchestra in Coral Gables, FL, and in 2008 participated in the two-week International Mahler/Brahms Conducting Festival with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. Nix, elected into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association in 2016, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Miami Frost School of Music (Gary Green), two Master of Music degrees, in trombone performance and conducting, from the University of Michigan (H. Robert Reynolds), and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Auburn University. Nix is a conductor or producer on the following CDs: Vital Signs (George Curran, New York Philharmonic), Atlanta Chamber Winds, Psychedelia (James Markey, Boston Symphony bass trombone), A Beautiful Noise (featuring trombonists Joseph Alessi, Charles Vernon, Paul Pollard, and others), Wolf Rounds, The Blue Album, Brooklyn Bridge, The Victors Valiant, and will release a new CSU Wind Ensemble CD entitled Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs on the Summit Records label in 2017.