Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Ayako Nakamura, MM

Lecturer
Studio - Brass

Ayako Nakamura is a trumpet instructor at California State University, Chico and a freelance musician throughout Northern California. Nakamura plays with several area professional ensembles including the North State Symphony and the North Valley Chamber Chorale Orchestra. She has also played with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, toured with the rock band the Go Rounds, and made appearances with the Temptations and Michael W. Smith. She received her bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from CSU, Chico and received her master’s at Western Michigan University. She has studied with the likes of Rick Winslow, Stephen Jones, and Scott Thornburg.

Portrait of Ayako Nakamura, MM
Course Instruction
MUSC 101 Theory
MUSC 110A Brass: Studio Instruction
MUSC 219 Fundamentals of Music
MUSC 310A Brass: Studio Instruction