2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

New Jazz Music Reading Session

- MST
Main Ballroom

Nat Wickham
University of Northern Colorado, Professor of Music

Nat Wickham is a dynamic trombonist who enjoys a career as a classical and jazz solo artist, recording artist, clinician, adjudicator and educator, and performs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Currently, he is Professor of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. 

Wickham’s work as a jazz artist encompasses the entire spectrum in the genre. Having been resident jazz trombonist and trombone pedagogue at Jazz en Vercors in France, he has toured France on four occasions, performing in major jazz venues and conducting educational workshops. He is currently lead trombonist and jazz soloist in the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, and is in demand as a jazz trombonist throughout the United States. For six years he was lead trombonist and soloist in the Bob Curnow Big Band and has performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Natalie Cole, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and numerous other jazz artists. 

As a classical artist he performs a wide variety of solo repertoire in recitals and is frequently featured as guest soloist with professional, university and high school orchestras and wind bands. He was the first-ever soloist with the Ensemble Henri Tomasi in Marseille, France for their inaugural concert in 2014. In addition to his solo career, he is principal trombonist with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, trombonist with the Denver Municipal Band and the Fort Collins Symphony, and has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival, Spokane Symphony, and Boulder Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Boulder Brass.


This performance is limited to 75 registered attendees, due to Health & Safety Protocols. Be sure to select "attending" (or click the + symbol) for this session to ensure your spot! Note: Additional seating will be made available on a first-come-first-serve basis after the start time of the session.

This session is sponsored by Music and Arts.

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