Dr. Nate Hussell

Nate Hussell maintains a very active career teaching and performing in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. In addition to performing and teaching Nate did his doctoral studies in music at Shenandoah Conservatory studying under Dr. Scott Nelson, where he previously completed a Master of Music degree. At Shenandoah he served as the graduate assistant for the trumpet studio, and taught the Brass Techniques course, and the weekly studio class. He also served as principal trumpet for both the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra as well the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.


He has garnered positive reviews from the Washington Post and other DC media outlets for his performance as principal trumpet on the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis' first symphony "Blues Symphony." Outside of academia, Nate has been the Principal Trumpet for the Loudoun Symphony, a substitute trumpet with the McLean Orchestra, a regular soloist at Augustana Lutheran Church, and participates in numerous other performing outlets. Nate has also served as an adjunct instructor at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. There, he was the wind and brass instructor for the marching band, and served the same role for the basketball band.


Nate also holds a B.A. in Music Performance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where he served as co-principal of both the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, and principal of the Jazz Ensemble. In the spring of 2010, he was a finalist in the National Trumpet Competition with the Virginia Tech Trumpet Ensemble.