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Nathan Kennedy, D.M.A.

Term Faculty of Music

Dr. Nathan Kennedy joined the Concordia University, St. Paul Music faculty in 2012 where he serves as Associate Professor of Practice and Keyboard Area 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. In addition, he accompanies various groups and events on campus.

Versatility has been a trademark of Dr. Kennedy’s career. He has collaborated with his colleague, Dr. David Mennicke, in a variety of clinic concerts and honor choirs around the state over the past decade, and has been invited by Minnesota ACDA as one of the accompanists for the many honor choirs at their annual events. Nathan has also lended his abilities to various community and high school musical productions around the state as rehearsal accompanist, pit keyboardist, and musical director since 2002.

Chamber music is Dr. Kennedy’s passion; he regularly collaborates on the Faculty Artist Recital Series with fellow CSP faculty. He has also been a guest artist on Thursday Musical’s Artist Series concerts during the 2022-23 season. As a soloist, Nathan contributes on the Faculty Recital Series, and performed George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the CSP Wind Ensemble. 

Outside of music, Nathan enjoys traveling, all things outdoors, and being a husband and father with his wife and five children.


  • 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)
Applied piano, Class piano, Musicianship, Accompanying, Piano Pedagogy