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Department of Music and Theatre

Ayako Nakamura, MM

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
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Course Instruction
  • MUSC 110A Brass: Studio Instruction
  • MUSC 292 Major Music Figures in Western Civilization
  • MUSC 310A Brass: Studio Instruction