Title: Professor Emeritus
Degree: M.A., University of Minnesota
Interests: Concert Band, Varsity Band, Wind and Percussion Ensemble, conducting
Frederick Nyline, Professor Emeritus, conducted the Luther College Concert Band, Varsity Band, and the Wind and Percussion Ensemble for 38 years. He also taught advanced instrumental conducting. Before joining the Luther faculty in 1973, Nyline served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota as associate director of bands and director of the University Men’s Chorus. He has been a guest faculty member at the University of Illinois and director of bands in the Austin, Minn., school system. Nyline frequently served as guest conductor for the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan.
Nyline has served as festival director, guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, including such locations as Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Under Nyline’s direction, the Concert Band has performed at numerous state and national music conventions, has participated in yearly Midwest tours, two European tours, two extended tours of the West Coast and Hawaii and three tours of Japan and China. The Band toured Japan again in May 2010.