About Nathan Jensen
Nathan Jensen, originally from Hastings, Nebraska, has sung on stage in several states nationally and performed internationally in Germany, Holland, and Belgium. Previous opera roles include playing “Sprecher” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, “Superintendent Budd” in Benjamin Britton’s Albert Herring, and “Grumio” in the world premiere of The Taming, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Described as a “yummy bass” with a “formidable stage presence” and a “large voice of considerable range and flexibility,” Nathan completed his Master’s degree in Voice Performance at the University of Northern Colorado in 2020. Previously, Nathan received his undergraduate degrees from Hastings College in Voice Performance and Music Education.
During his undergraduate program Nathan was a part of an award-winning a cappella group that took third place in the ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) Regional Semi-final and toured Nebraska and Colorado. Along with singing in a cappella groups and opera productions, Nathan has sung in vocal jazz groups and concert choirs, as well as played trumpet in a symphony orchestra, concert bands, jazz bands, and marching bands throughout his career.
Nathan grew up in a musical household, with a father who works as a college music professor and sister who runs her own piano studio. Consequently, teaching music has always been one of Nathan’s passions. He has taught private voice, piano, and trumpet lessons for the last six years to students ranging from elementary to college aged. For his student teaching placement, Nathan taught high school choir and elementary and middle school band. These teaching experiences have helped shape his teaching philosophy that every student learns in their own unique way. This belief dictates how he interacts with his students. Each student receives a personal lesson plan specialized to their needs and goals. This helps students taking voice lessons not only grow as vocalists, but as helps them become a more well-rounded musician by developing singing, aural, musicality, creative, and character skills.