Brad Nix

Brad Nix

Brad Nix currently serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Music Department Chair at Sterling College. His responsibilities include overseeing the department, teaching applied and group piano, music theory, aural skills and arranging. He has also taught music appreciation, music history, piano literature and piano pedagogy.

Brad received his doctor of musical rts in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His primary teachers include David Watkins, Geoffrey Haydon and Andrew Cooperstock. Brad remains an active recitalist, pedagogue and freelance pianist. He also makes frequent appearances as an adjudicator for local and statement piano competitions.

As a composer and arranger, Brad has written for several major publishing companies and has dozens of pieces in print. Many of his pieces have been awarded Editor's Choice designations. His principal composition teachers include Mark Hayes and Joseph Martin.

2015 Breakout Sessions

Intro to Jazz Harmonies at the Keyboard
Intro to Piano Arranging
Music Ministry for Pianists
Ways to avoid burnout for accompanists and keeping ministry fresh with ideas.
Pain Free Music
A session to discuss techniques for a lifetime of healthy piano playing.