Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
Nina Nash-Robertson, professor of music, has been director of choral activities since 1983. She directs three choirs and teaches conducting and choral literature. Dr. Nash-Robertson has received a university award as Outstanding Faculty Member. She received her first musical training in Dublin, Ireland, where she earned awards for both singing and Irish Dancing. Upon arriving in the United States, she became the founding director of the award-winning Shamrock Irish Dancers. She holds degrees in music education, voice, and conducting from Alverno College, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and doctor of musical arts from the University of Illinois. Dr. Nash-Robertson taught vocal music K-12 in Wisconsin, directed the Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Oratorio Chorus, and was assistant director of the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus. At the University of Illinois, she conducted the Women’s Chorus and St. John’s Newman Center Chapel Choir. Dr. Nash-Robertson has led student and performing groups on thirteen European Tours where performing sites included Westminster Abbey, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the cathedrals of Notre Dame and Chartres, and has conducted in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. In 2002, she led the CMU Choir on a concert tour of China and two years later returned to teach a ten-day residency at Tienjin Conservatory. Under her direction, Central Michigan University choirs frequently perform in regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the Michigan School Vocal Music Association, and the Music Educators National Conference. She has conducted choirs at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Interlochen Center for the Arts and has served as music director of the International Invitational Choral Festival in Dublin, Ireland. She has also taught in the Bahamas, Peru, and China. She has made presentations at the national MENC convention, Festival 500 in Newfoundland, and judged the conducting competition at the national ACDA convention. Dr. Nash-Robertson is a frequent clinician and guest conductor throughout the Midwest and is Past-President of American Choral Directors Association-Michigan."
Phone: (989) 774-3391
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