Dr. Nathan Koch joined the faculty of Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2012. He has also presented at the conventions of the Texas Bandmasters Association and the International Double Reed Society, most recently in Tokyo, Japan, with his double reed quartet, Quartex. His freelancing work has led to regular engagements with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the symphonies of Austin, Victoria (TX), and Brazos Valley. Several of his arrangements are available through TrevCo Music, including works by Frank, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Debussy. Dr. Koch revieved his DM, summa cum laude from Wichita State University under the guidance of Nicolassa Kuster, and his MM and DMA from the University of Texas at Austin with Kristin Wolfe Jensen.