Lincoln Musicians Association

Teacher Referral

Local 463's Euphonium performer / teachers:


Phone: 402-432-3786

Phone: 515-491-we 7
Ian Rutherford is currently attending UNL as a DMA graduate teaching assistant in trombone. He teaches History of Rock and the low brass sections of the skills course, as well as minor and non-major trombone students. Ian completed his BME at Augustana University where he studied with Vance Shoemaker. During his undergraduate studies, he was a featured soloist multiple times with the Northlanders Jazz Band and a winner of the Concerto/Aria Competition. Following his undergraduate studies, he was the 5-12 Band Director at West Sioux Public Schools in Hawarden, Iowa for two years. Ian completed his Masters degree in trombone performance under the tutelage of Dr. Scott Anderson at UNL in 2020. Ian is an active freelance trombone player and clinician in the Midwest. He has performed with the Des Moines Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Lincoln’s Symphony, Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Nebraska Faculty Brass Quintet. Ian has shared the stage with John Faddis, Chris Vadala, Second City, Mason Bates, Sasha Cooke, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Daugherty, Aaron Diehl, Mark O’Connor, Vince DiMartino, Keith Lockhart, Keith Brion, among others. He has also performed in masterclasses for Mark Lawrence, Douglas Yeo, Joseph Alessi, Matthew Vaughan, and Marshall Gilkes

Phone: 515-351-0246
Nancy teaches and performs primarily in the Classical Music domain, but she has years of experience in various areas of music. The ensembles she plays with include Lincoln Municipal Band, Nebraska Trombone Ensemble, and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra (substitute). Previously Nancy played trombone and euphonium in the U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. She also taught trombone at the University of Northern Iowa. In the summers she is an administrator at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

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