Arts & Communication: Music
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Nathan Boal is a Corvallis native and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Valparaiso University in Indiana with emphases on saxophone performance, conducting and music theory. He continued his studies in theory and saxophone at the University of Oregon. During his studies he was a concerto contest winner on saxophone at Valparaiso University and has performed not only in Indiana and Oregon but also at venues around the country and in Canada, including performances in Severance Hall in Cleveland and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Boal was the most recent instructor of the beginning jazz program at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis. He has also been involved with Corvallis Community Theatre and Majestic Theater performances as a musician in the orchestra, as an actor in Jesus Christ Superstar, and also as conductor for Guys and Dolls. He has performed as a guest artist numerous times with the OSU Wind Ensemble, and appeared with them during their recent trip to Japan. He also plays regularly with the Hilltop Big Band and other area jazz ensembles.