B.M. East Tennessee State University
Josh Nelson serves as a percussion specialist for the Stewarts Creek Campus Schools, in Smyrna, Tennessee. His responsibilities include directing all aspects of percussion curriculum, instruction, and performance for grades sixth through twelve. Mr. Nelson also serves as Executive Director of Music City Mystique, a Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion Independent World (PIW) 7-time world champion winter drumline, based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Nelson has been involved in drum corps for 20 years having marched with the Crossmen, Bluecoats and Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Music degree from East Tennessee State University where he studied under Dr. Rande Sanderbeck.
Highly active in WGI Percussion, Mr. Nelson was a member of Music City Mystique from 2000-2003. Mr. Nelson joined the staff in 2004 and served as the bass tech until his appointment to the position of executive director in 2006.
Outside of his duties with Music City Mystique, Mr. Nelson is an active music teacher and arranger, visual designer, adjudicator, and clinician. Mr. Nelson is proudly endorsed by Innovative Percussion, Inc.