Faculty & Staff SpotlightNathan Kennedy

Nathan Kennedy

Term Faculty of Music

Dr. Nathan Kennedy joined the Concordia University Music faculty in 2012 where he serves as Term Faculty of Piano and Musicianship, as well as Piano Program Coordinator. His teaching responsibilities include applied piano, class piano, the Musicianship (theory/ear training) sequence for music majors, Art of Accompanying, piano pedagogy, and directing the Chapel Band. He also supervises parish music student interns and accompanies Christus and Jubilate Choirs, faculty members, and the Opera Workshop course.
Outside of Concordia, Nathan has accompanied various Minnesota ACDA events, maintains a private teaching studio, is active as a freelance accompanist, and serves as a church musician and council member at his home congregation of Emmaus Free Lutheran in Bloomington, where he was also interim director of worship in the summer of 2013. He has also been regularly engaged in musical theater over the past decade, serving in various capacities from rehearsal accompanist to music director in Chaska, Faribault, and Little Falls. His musical interests vary greatly, from Classical and jazz to modern music and contemporary worship. Nathan and his wife Faith have two sons, Josiah and Tobias, and are expecting their third child in January 2017.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

  • D.M.A., Collaborative Piano and Coaching, University of Minnesota (2012)
  • M.A., Music Theory, University of Minnesota (2011)
  • M.M., Piano Performance, University of Wisconsin (2004)
  • B.A., Honors Music (Piano Performance), Gustavus Adolphus College (2003)
ACADEMIC FOCUS
Applied piano, Class piano, Musicianship, Accompanying, Piano pedagogy