Nathaniel Bean is a second-year M.A. student in trumpet performance at the University of Iowa School of Music, where he studies with Dr. Amy Schendel. He is the teaching assistant for the Iowa trumpet studio, teaching non-major trumpet lessons and brass techniques courses to undergraduate music education majors. He maintains a private studio of junior high and high school students from the greater Iowa City area and has worked as a freelance performer in both Iowa City and Columbus, OH. Currently, he performs with Johnson County Landmark, the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and the Iowa Graduate Trumpet Quartet. Recently, he was runner-up in the collegiate division of the 2012 Eastern Iowa Brass Band Young Artists’ Competition, performing “Excursions” by Bruce Broughton. He received his B.Mus. degree summa cum laude with honors at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where he studied with Dan King and Ben Huntoon. Before and during his Otterbein years, he also studied with central Ohio trumpeter James Reed, a former student of Bill Adam at Indiana University. While at Otterbein, he performed with the Westerville Symphony and was asked to be a featured soloist with the Otterbein Symphonic Band in June 2009 and at the University-wide honors convocation in June 2010. He also represented Otterbein at two OPCICA honor band festivals and in intercollegiate bands at the 2009 CBDNA national convention and at the 2010 CBDNA North Central regional convention.