Nathan Edwards is a professor, recording engineer, musician, and songwriter from Wisconsin, and is the Director of Recording Technology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
As a UW Oshkosh alum, Nathan formerly served as Assistant Professor of Audio Technology in the Digital Arts and Design program at Dakota State University in South Dakota, taught Audio Technology courses at the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, Illinois, and served as head recording engineer at Ark Media Group in Menasha, Wisconsin. He also specializes in live music production, digital filmmaking, and electronic music composition, and holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Music and New Media Technology from Northern Illinois University.
His work in live sound has included performances by comedian Tig Notaro, hip-hop artist George Watsky, and musicians Jami Lynn, Burlap Wolf King, Faux Fawn, Zachary Lucky, and Baby Mountain.
He has engineered and self-published numerous albums which have won awards including “The Year’s best Tribute EP” for his album, “The Music of Stephen Foster”. He has also presented his original compositions at a number of electro-acoustic conferences and exhibitions including Electronic Music Midwest at Lewis University, the CHAT Festival at the University of North Carolina, Dartmouth College, and a performance at the SEAMUS National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
As a musician and songwriter, he has also performed on South Dakota Public Radio, The “White Wall Sessions” television program, and Wisconsin Public Radio. His audio/visual work has been displayed at the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls, and has been featured at Northern State University and the North Dakota Museum of Art. He was also featured in the peer-reviewed online journal, Harlot.
As an instructor, Professor Edwards believes in preparing students for a sustainable career in the music industry by not only instilling knowledge, but also inspiring students to deepen their passion and commitment to their discipline both in and out of the classroom. His areas of focus include real-world application, creative freedom and autonomy, and career guidance. As an active recording engineer and musician, he seeks to inspire students to commit to the intense work and dedication necessary to achieve success. Click here to visit the UW Oshkosh Music Industry Blog