Mr. Nutting has spent the past twenty years working as an Educator, Arranger, Drill Designer, Program Coordinator, and Adjudicator throughout the Midwest and in Texas. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion activities at Navarro College. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Nutting is currently the Chair of the Music Department at Navarro College. Prior to his position at Navarro, he served as the Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
As a percussionist he has performed with a wide variety of well-known ensembles including the Northeast Missouri State (now Truman State) University Jazz Ensemble, the Drake University Jazz Ensemble, the University of Nebraska Omaha Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Des Moines Symphony, and the Bob Weast Big Band. He has also had the opportunity to perform with such notables as Willie Thomas, Bunkie Green, Mike Metheny, Pete Christlieb, Frank Mantooth and John Fedchock. In addition to his performance experience, Mr. Nutting is an active conductor and clinician, having directed college and high school ensembles at professional conferences throughout the Midwest and on stages in France and Switzerland.
Mr. Nutting is a graduate of Drake University, holding a Bachelors Degree in Percussion Performance. He has also pursued graduate studies in Theory and Composition at Northern Illinois University, and holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Mr. Nutting is an artist for and proudly endorses Pearl/Adams Percussion and Vic Firth sticks and mallets. He is also member of the College Band Directors Association, the Percussive Arts Society, the Jazz Education Network, the National Association for Music Education, the Texas Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi.