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 Studies/Conducting/Music Education/Music History

Nathan Nagir (Choral Conducting, Division Head) serves as Director of Choral Studies at the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Wright State University, where he conducts the Tenor-Bass Chorus (formerly Men's Chorale) and Collegiate Chorale; the premiere choral ensemble at WSU. He also teaches courses in Conducing, Music Education and Music History. In addition to his responsibilities at WSU,  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 isles 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. 


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