Nathan D. Phung

12536 Doral Street
El Monte, CA 91732

(626) 823-0406 (Cellular)




            California State University- Long Beach, Long Beach, CA                        

Currently pursuing a Single-Subject Credential in Music

Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education and Piano Performance, May 2013                GPA: 3.49/4.0

August 2009 to present.

-         Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Kappa Omicron Chapter, initiated November 2011.

o   Concert Committee Chair, February 2013 to May 2013.

o   Vice President, May 2013 to May 2014

-         Founder and President of the Underground Music Society, founded November 2012.


Diploma, June 2009.

            Mountain View High School, El Monte, CA.                                                                       GPA: 3.48/4.0

            September 2005 to June 2009.

-         Principal Trombone of El Monte Union HS District Honor Band, January 2009 to March 2009.

-         Captain of Mountain View High School Winter Percussion Ensemble, November 2007 to May 2009.

-         Assistant Drum Major of Mountain View High School “Viking Regiment” Band and Colorguard,
June 2007 to June 2009.


History of Musical Study



            Mark Uranker, August 2010 to the May 2013

            Ruby Kahanda, 1997 to 2006


Piano Coachings/Masterclasses

Craig Richey, Accompanying coaching, August 2011 to December 2011; February 2013 to the present

Shun-Lin Chou, Ensemble coaching, August 2012 to December 2012

Althea Waites, Ensemble coaching, January 2011 to the May 2012; January 2013 to the present

Daniel Shapiro, Masterclass, November 2012

            Mary Jo Pagano, Masterclass, February 2011


Honors and Awards


Performance for CSULB Keyboard Department Semesterly Piano Showcases, November 2010 to November 2012

Awarded El Monte Women’s Club Music Scholarship for Classical Instrumental Performance, February 2009.

Awards at the Accordion Federation of North America Piano Competition; 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006.


Skills and Qualifications


Instruments: Piano (primary- 17 years); trombone/euphonium (primary wind instrument- 13 years); guitar, trumpet, French horn, percussion (intermediate-level); violin, saxophone (late beginner-level).

Knowledge in music theory topics: tonal harmony, counterpoint, and serialism. Knowledge of Western music history and jazz/rock music. Perfect pitch. Strong sight-singing abilities


Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Microsoft Office Suite, MakeMusic Finale, Pyware, some experience programming in HTML and C.



Musical Employment


Piano Teacher, Musique, San Gabriel, CA.

            January 2012 to present


Freelance Solo and Collaborative Pianist, Southern California.

            September 2010 to the present.


Piano Teacher, Top A Education Center, San Gabriel, CA.

            September 2010 to May 2011.



Volunteer Experience


Volunteer Instructor, Mountain View High School.

            July 2009 to September 2009; August 2011; August 2013.

                        Percussion technician

                        Brass technician


Teaching Assistant, Mountain View High School.

            January 2009 to June 2009.

                        Course: Piano 1

                        Instructor: Jazmine Harnishfeger


Performing Groups

Moonshine Buckets/Swinging Eight Balls (Keyboards/Substitute Rhythm Guitarist/Substitute Bassist/Substitute Drummer)

            May 2014 to the present

LiveSka All-Stars (Keyboards/Vocals/Songwriting)

            April 2013 to the present


The Two Tone Boners (Keyboard/Vocals/Songwriting/Management/Booking)

            December 2011 to the present


ELAC Latin Jazz Ensemble (Piano)

            July 2011 to September 2011


CSULB Concert Band (Euphonium/Trombone/French Horn)

            September 2010 to present


CSULB University Symphony Orchestra (Piano)

            November 2010


El Monte Union HS District Honor Band (Trombone)

            January 2009 to March 2009


Mountain View HS Winter Percussion Ensemble (Snare)

            December 2006 to June 2009


Mountain View High School Latin Band (Piano)

            November 2007 to June 2009


Mountain View High School Jazz Band (Piano)

            November 2004 to June 2009


Mountain View High School Band (Trombone/Percussion)

            September 2005 to June 2009


Madrid Middle School Jazz Band (Piano)

            September 2003 to June 2005


Madrid Middle School Band (Trombone)

            September 2002 to June 2005


Professional Memberships

-         National Association for Music Education

-         California Association for Music Educators

-         Music Teachers National Association

-         California Association of Professional Music Teachers

-         Association for Popular Music Education