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Nathaniel Dahman CV - 2017

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Nathaniel Dahman CV - 2017

  1. 1. 1 1 7 3 L O U G H B O R O U G H D R . # 7 • M E R C E D , C A 9 5 3 4 8 P H O N E ( 5 5 9 ) 9 1 7 - 7 4 0 5 • E - M A I L : N A T H A N I E L D A H M A N @ G M A I L . C O M W E B S I T E : D A H M A N M U S I C . C O M N A T H A N I E L D A H M A N EXPERIENCE August 2016 - Present ~ Southeastern University Norcal ~ Modesto, CA Adjunct Professor  Applied Guitar instructor/professor of record  Ear training instructor  Music Appreciation instructor - classroom/online  Part of a developing commercial music program with unique academic calendar in process of accreditation March 2014 – Present ~ Fresno Pacific University ~ Fresno, CA Adjunct Professor  Music Appreciation instructor - classroom/online  Learned how to administer course materials, lectures, assignments, moderate forums, and manage online media content. I have also learned the value and potential in online instruction methods January 2012 - Present ~ Merced College ~ Merced, CA Adjunct Professor  Applied Guitar instructor  Beginning and Intermediate Guitar instructor  Guitar Ensemble director  Music Fundamentals instructor  Music Theory instructor  Juries and performance examinations  Student Learning Outcome assisting  Computer Music course development  Computer music lab design and upgrade  Guitar Club advisor  Incorporated Blues/Rock history into guitar classes through lecture and in-class playing examples  Additional experience teaching beginning piano, jazz history, and popular music history  Fostered relationships with local music stores  Fostered relationships with nearby universities and colleges  Learned how to develop clear and thorough methods to explain the abstract concepts in applied theory. I have also learned the importance of integrating music history into applied instruction to help instill a sense of purpose and personalization in the student January 2012 – May 2012 ~ California State University, Fresno ~ Fresno, CA Lecturer  Applied Guitar instructor for undergraduate/graduate students  Guitar Ensemble director  Juries, performance examinations, entrance auditions, and thesis review  Learned how to manage a guitar studio and facilitate the diverse needs of the students. I also learned and developed effective repertoire selection and conducting techniques as ensemble director
  2. 2. June 2010– Present ~ The Old Skool Boyz/Rascal Creek Music Audio Engineer/Composer/Music Producer/Studio Musician  Songwriting/composition/recording/mixing/mastering music for commercial release and film soundtracks  Extensive experience with industry standard audio recording and notation software  Extensive experience with industry standard plugins  ASCAP member  Copyright holder  Worked with Al Carey (Crowdpleasers, Junie Morrison/Parliament, Babyface) and Herman Rarebell (Scorpions)  Song "Awol" by St. James placed in the film Not Easily Broken starring Morris Chestnut and Kevin Hart May 2007 – 2011 ~ Marilyn Fernandez Band ~ Sanger, CA Guitarist/Performer  Lead guitarist for live performances and televised broadcasts  Transcriber of recorded material  Learned the value of rehearsal discipline, stage performance techniques, and applied guitar techniques January 2001 – June 2004 ~ Emcee Studios ~ Fresno, CA Executive Audio Engineer/Music Producer/Studio Musician  Responsible for booking, project planning, songwriting/recording/mixing/mastering commercial releases and media broadcasts  Worked with Andy "Stoker" Growcott (Dexy's Midnight Runners, Sting, Ice Cube) and Ernie "C" Cunnigan (ICE -T, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine)  Managed project budgets and worked with artists to plan successful projects  Operated an automated 72-channel digital mixing console with a 24-track hard disc recording deck  Maintained/updated inventory and repair records of studio software and equipment  Produced EP with Dreamworks Records
  3. 3. EDUCATION December 2011 ~ California State University, Fresno ~ Fresno, CA Master of Arts in Music Performance - Guitar  Excelled in advanced music theory and its application in performance  Thesis: 1: “Transcription of BWV 996 for guitar based on ornamentation found in Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber’s rediscovered 1775 manuscript.” 2. “Theoretical analysis of the second movement of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Fantasia para un gentilhombre and identification of thematic source material.” 3. “Composer’s guide to writing music for the guitar.”  Graduate Assistant for Music Department: engineered live sound and recorded department events  Directed student assistants  Co-wrote and awarded grant for funding of Fresno State Percussion Ensemble studio recording of Isochronos CD May 2007 ~ California State University, Fresno ~ Fresno, CA Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition  Gained fundamental classical guitar technique and repertoire study  Composed music for common ensembles  Learned principles of orchestration and arrangement May 2004 ~ Fresno City College ~ Fresno, CA Associate of Arts in Music Composition/Liberal Studies  Guitar in Jazz Ensemble  Euphonium in Concert Band/Wind Ensemble  Trombone in FCC Community Symphony Orchestra/Brass Choir May 2000 ~ Musician’s Institute ~ Hollywood, CA Certificate in Commercial Music Performance – Guitar  Commercial/Studio Music Performance emphasizing rock, jazz, blues, funk, pop and country electric guitar styles
  4. 4. INSTRUCTORS & MASTERCLASSES Joy Basu, Peppino D’Augustino, Elliot Fisk, Brett Garsed, Juan del Gastor, Scott Henderson, Tom Kolb, Tom Patterson, Celino Romero, Lito Romero, Juan Serrano, Mike Stern, Marc Teicholz, Carl Verheyen, Corey Whitehead PERFORMANCES  Feb. 2016 – Merced College Faculty Recital - Solo Classical Guitar  Dec. 2012 – Songs of the Silver Screen Jackie Evancho - Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA - classical and electric guitar  April 2012 – Rogers & Hammerstien Showboat - Fresno Grand Opera - guitar and banjo  March 2008 – Marilyn Fernandez Band, Luz y Esperanza concert – electric guitar soloist  Dec. 2007 – Chip Davis’ Christmas Sweet, Fresno Philharmonic – classical guitar soloist CD RELEASES Elektrosonik - Nocturnal Transmission, 2012 – Electronic music Romantic Impromptu, 2013 – Guitar and Voice, with Jennie Dahman, Mezzo-Soprano PUBLICATIONS Heatstroke, 2004 – for guitar solo Siblings, 2004 – for guitar solo Danza Espanola #3, 2006 – for guitar quartet The Cloud, 2007 – for SAB/piano PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS  Andy "Stoker" Growcott (Dexy's Midnight Runners, Sting, Ice Cube) ~ composed, arranged, performed music for commercial release  Al Carey (Crowdpleasers, Junie Morrison/Parliament, Babyface) ~ composed, arranged, performed, and engineered music for commercial release  Ernie "C" Cunnigan (ICE -T, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine) ~ performed and engineered music for commercial release  Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) ~ arranged, performed, and engineered music for commercial release  Helene Joseph-Weil, Soprano (Luciano Berio, Leonard Bernstien) ~ Ascencíon: Ethno-Historical Cantata ~ Sound Designer/Live Sound Engineer/Crew  Onebody Theatre Company ~ California tour of Onebody Rock Opera ~ Sound Designer/Live Sound Engineer/Crew  Juan Serrano and Corey Whitehead ~ The Flamenco/Classical Guitar Tradition Volume I: A Technical Guitar Method and Introduction to Music ~ Mel-Bay Publishing ~ Recording Engineer/Producer/Studio Musician  5th Gear Films ~ music for motocross/extreme sports video productions FOREIGN LANGUAGES Italian – Speak, read, and write with a basic competence, in the process of learning Spanish – Speak, read, and write with a basic competence REFERENCES Mark Doiel – Professor of Music/Faculty Cohort, Merced College (209) 676-0268 Dr. Corey Whitehead – Associate Professor of Music, CSU Fresno (559) 304-1444 Al Carey, Producer/Songwriter (818) 799-9507