Senior Chief Musician Todd Nix
Senior Chief Musician Todd Nix is a native of Grants Pass, Oregon and a 1988 graduate of Grants Pass High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and completed a Master of Music in tuba performance at the Indiana University School of Music, where he was a graduate assistant to Daniel Perantoni. His principal teachers include Harvey Phillips, Daniel Perantoni, Richard Frazier, and Floyd Cooley.
Prior to joining the Navy, Nix performed frequently 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 as tubist with the United States Naval Academy Band. He performs with the marching band and ceremonial units and serves as Operations Division Leading Chief Petty Officer.