Master Chief Musician Todd Nix
Senior Enlisted Leader ~ Tuba
Master Chief Musician Todd Nix is a native of Grants Pass, Oregon and a 1988 graduate of Grants Pass High School. He received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Oregon, and completed a Master of Music in tuba performance at Indiana University, where he was a graduate assistant. His principal teachers include Harvey Phillips, Daniel Perantoni, Richard Frazier, and Floyd Cooley.
Prior to joining the Navy, Nix performed frequently in Oregon with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and Eugene Opera Company, and served as Adjunct Professor of Music at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has been recognized nationally for his ensemble work at both the Fischoff National Chamber Music Festival and the NY Brass Conference and was awarded second place in the Mock Orchestral Audition Competition held at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in 1995.
In 1997, Nix auditioned and was assigned for duty with the United States Naval Academy Band. He performs as tuba instrumentalist with the marching band, ceremonial units and wind ensemble and serves as the Naval Academy Band’s Senior Enlisted Leader.
Nix’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Navy Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Armed Forces Service Medal.