Nina Andersen (Oatley) 
  • Nina graduated Magna Cum Laude from the USM School of Music with degrees in Music Education and Music Performance. 

 

  • Her professional training on clarinet and saxophone has been with Dr. Thomas Parchman, Principal Clarinetist of the Portland Symphony, Dr. William Wreszien of the New England Conservatory, Karen Beacham, Jonathan Cohler and Bill Street.  She studied conducting with Dr. Peter Martin.

 

  • She has been providing private and public school music instruction for over 20 years as well as working with amateuar adult musicians.

 

  • Professional performances include classical, jazz, musical theatre and chamber music with a variety of groups in the area;  Portland Rossini Club, Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Maine State Music Theatre, the Edith Jones Project, Lyric Theatre and other freelance work.  

 

  • She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Portland Rossini Club,   Maine Music Educators Association,  International Clarinet Society, and Association of Concert Bands,

 

  • Nina served as the Artistic and Music Director for the Maine POPS Concert Band from 1997 to 2016, and is now the Program & Music Director of the New England Adult Music Camp and founded and directs the New Horizons Adult Concert Band of Greater Portland.

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