Mr. Nutting currently serves as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion activities at Navarro College. Prior to his position at Navarro, he served as the Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and has spent the past twenty-five years working as an Educator, Composer, Drill Designer, Program Coordinator, and Adjudicator throughout the Midwest and in Texas.
As a percussionist he has performed with a wide variety of well-known ensembles including the Northeast Missouri 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, John Fedchock, Dave Brubeck and Paul McCartney. 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. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Music at the University of Kentucky and is a member of the College Band Directors Association, the Percussive Arts Society, the Jazz Education Network and the National Association for Music Education.