BiographyNathaniel H. Dickey
As a professional trombonist, Dickey is principal trombonist of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, trombonist of the Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome, and was formerly lead trombonist of the Jazz Arts Group of Fargo-Moorhead. He has performed with the IRIS Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Vermont Symphony, and Boston Ballet. An active chamber musician, he was a founding member of the Orion Trombone Quartet (winner of the Coleman Competition) and the Brass Mosaic, with which he performed at Carnegie Hall. As a soloist, Dickey has performed with the Concordia College Band, the Concordia College Orchestra, and the Concordia College Jazz Ensemble, as well as many public school ensembles. He has recorded with the IRIS Orchestra, the Paramount Brass, and Boston Symphony Orchestra principal trombonist Ron Barron.
As a conductor, Dickey has commissioned and premiered works from numerous renowned composers, including Andrew Boysen, Jr., Stephen Paulus, Elliott Schwartz, Mark Camphouse, Carol Barnett, Mary Ellen Childs, and Allen Feinstein. With the Cobber Symphonic Band, he directs the annual Composers Concert series, featuring contemporary music, including the work of student composers. Dickey previously served as assistant director of bands at Harvard University.
Dickey holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory (B.A. mathematics, B.M. music performance), Rice University (M.M. music performance), and the University of Minnesota (D.M.A. music).