Ike Nail

(he, him, his)

Director of Bands and Orchestra, Music

503-838-8341 | naili@wou.edu
SH 102A

Personal Website

Why I chose WOU

I want to make the biggest difference I can in the musical culture of our area.

At WOU since



Travel, hiking, reading, opera


Coleman, TX

Favorite book/movie

Books: "The First Circle" - Solzhenitsyn, " Deliverance" - Dickey; Movies: "The Sting", "Chinatown"

Office Hours

12 - 2 12 - 2  

Course schedule

Spring 2022
30469 MUP120 CONDUCTING - --- ---
30544 MUP300 NON-JURIED - --- ---
30216 MUEN512 WIND ENSEMBLE TR 1230-1350 SH 108
30474 MUP320 CONDUCTING - --- ---
30177 MUS250 CONCERT ATTENDANCE - --- ---
30470 MUP220 CONDUCTING - --- ---
30215 MUEN312 WIND ENSEMBLE TR 1230-1350 SH 108
30471 MUP420 CONDUCTING - --- ---
30214 MUEN112 WIND ENSEMBLE TR 1230-1350 SH 108

Areas of responsibility

Band, Symphony Orchestra, Conducting, Music Education

What you will do and learn in my courses

You will experience, listen to and perform some of the greatest music ever written.  You will learn what makes it great.  You will learn effective styles and interpretations.  You will improve your understanding of fundamental musical concepts.  You will have fun.


Doctor of Musical Arts in Symphonic Conducting - The University of Texas at Austin

Master of Arts in Music - West Texas State University

Bachelor of Nusic Education - West Texas State University

Teaching focus

Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Conducting, Music Education

Research areas

Buddhist melodies and chants.  Contemporary Spanish instrumental music.  Teaching and rehearsal methods.

Professional experience

Associate Director of Bands, California State University, Northridge

Diector of Bands, University of Southern Mississippi

Resident Conductor, Dsllas Wind Symphony

Awards and honors

Two Grammy Awards,   National Band Association Award of Merit, 2009 Oregon Symphony Association Music Educator of the Year, 2014 Oregon Music Educators Association Music Educator of the Year.    

Graduate courses taught

Conducting, Band, Orchestra

Undergraduate courses taught

Conducting, Band, Orchestra, Music Appreciation

Professional memberships

College Music Society, College Orchestra Directos Association, College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, 

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