Nathan Nagir, D.M.A.

School of Fine and Performing Arts
Director of Choral Studies
Creative Arts Center 085C, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Director of Choral Studies

Choral Conducting/Choral Music Education/Choral Literature/Music History

     Nathan Nagir serves as Director of Choral Studies and leads the graduate Choral Conducting program in the Department of Music at Wright State University. He teaches courses in Conducting, Music History, Choral Music Education Methods, Choral Literature, Applied Conducting and conducts the Tenor-Bass Chorus (formerly Men's Chorale), University Singers and Collegiate Chorale; the premier choral ensemble at WSU. In addition to his responsibilities at WSU, Dr. Nagir serves as a clinician, adjudicator, presenter throughout the US and remains an active member of the Ohio Music Educators Association, the Ohio Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association.

     Dr. Nagir comes from the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. There, he is in demand as a conductor, accompanist, vocalist and educator. Having worked with several children's, youth and adult ensembles, he has led many of them to success in competitions throughout the nation. He has worked with many primary and secondary schools, accompanied and directed the St. Augustine Girls' High School choir and formed the student-staff/faculty choir at Hillview College. He served as the National Music Director and Conductor in 2012 for the National Convention of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago. As a solo artist, Nathan has won several prizes and competitions for best vocal and choral performance. His personal choir—Harmonies Aloud—was selected to perform for various state functions and several times at the Diplomatic Centre and Office of the Prime Minister.

     Dr. Nagir holds a Certificate in Steelpan performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Texas State University where he studied with Drs. Jonathan Babcock, Joey M. Matin and Craig Hella Johnson, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Drs. James Morrow and Suzanne Pence. 


Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) - Choral Conducting
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 

Master of Music (M.M.) - Choral Conducting
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, U.S.A.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Musical Arts 
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Certifcate in Music - Steelpan
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago


MUS 3230-01
Basic Conducting - Choral

MUS 3250
Choral Conducting

MUS 3290
Choral Music Education Methods 1

MUS 3300
Choral Music Education Methods 2

MUS 2140
Music in Western Culture

MUS 2420
Honors: Comparative Non-western Cultures in Music 

MUE 2930/4930/6930
Tenor-Bass Chorus

MUE 2900/4900/6900
University Singers

MUE 2990/4990/6990
Collegiate Chorale

MUA 1220/2220/3220/4220
Applied Conducting

MUA 7200
Applied Conducting - Graduate

MUS 7800 
Topics in Choral Literature - Graduate

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