John Nye, Substitute Principal Trumpet

Lucille and Kennerly H. Digges Chair


John Nye has maintained a varied career as both a performing artist and educator, which has taken him around the country and internationally. As an orchestral musician, John has performed with the Charlottesville and Waynesboro Symphonies, the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, and the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival Orchestra. Also an avid chamber musician, he has performed with the Richmond (VA) Symphony Brass Quintet, Virginia Consort, Virginia Choral Society, the Madison Brass and Caravanserai. Additional activities have included performing as Principal Trumpet with the Valley Wind Ensemble in Harrisonburg, VA, and cornet soloist with the Brass of the Potomac in Alexandria, VA.

As an educator, John has provided a variety of musical instruction with schools in the community. His many instructional opportunities have included brass quintet outreach concerts, instructor positions with summer music programs, instrument exhibitions, and adjudicator roles for local county and district honor band events.

Nye is a full-time Band Director at Trinity Christian School in Fairfax, VA where he directs five different bands. He holds a Doctorate in Trumpet Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature from James Madison University, a MM in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and a BM in Music Education from James Madison University. Outside of music, John coaches baseball at Trinity Christian School, and enjoys adventuring with his wife, Deanna, and poodle, Riley.

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