Nathan Bastuscheck

   Nathan Bastuscheck, who plays tuba and euphonium, received most of his education at the University of Washington where he was a three-time recipient of the Walter Welke Scholarship for Wind Ensemble. While at the University of Washington, Nathan performed with the Wind Ensemble and the University Symphony while also studying privately with Richard Byrnes and Stuart Dempster. Other performance credits include the Seattle Brass Ensemble, Seattle Philharmonic, Everett Symphony, Washington Wind Symphony, Seattle Concert Band, Puget Sound Musical Theater, Civic Light Opera, Village Theater, Tacoma Concert Band and the Seattle Symphony Brass Ensemble.

   Nathan has also been an active freelance musician with many different small ensembles and as a solo performer. He currently holds the position of principal tubist with the North State Symphony in Chico/Redding CA, plays euphonium with the Cascade Winds in Bend and works regularly with accordionist Mirko Pressler.