Professor of Piano, History of Music, Harmony, Glee Club
Leipzig, Germany, 3 years
Pupil of Carl Beving and Martin Krause (Germany), and Julian Pascal (London)
Died October 2, 1920 in Bozeman, Montana.
During his career, first in England as a youth, then as an adult, he was drawn to music. Nash’s education was given by private tutoring with special emphasis on music, primarily piano and he became an accomplished musician.
He fell in love with Oregon two years before moving here when he made a trip to investigate whether English businessmen should invest in the proposed railroad that would connect the coast and valley along the route known as US 20. Nash was an early pioneer in the development of OSU and the Willamette Valley.
After leaving Eugene, he moved his family to Portland where they built a home and a piano studio. After operating this studio for about 20 years and having established a reputation as an accomplished musician and instructor, Nash moved with his family to Bozeman, Montana to become head of the Music Department at Montana State University (1915-1920).