Fayette orchestra director honored string teachers’ group

Nathan Wilson
Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson, orchestra director at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has received the 2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (grades K-12) from the Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (Ky ASTA).

Wilson was recognized Feb. 7 at a Ky ASTA luncheon in Louisville.

Wilson, who is in his 13th year at Leestown, also teaches at Sandersville Elementary in Fayette County. He is a district chair for the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) and presented clinics as its state conferences in 2017 and 2020, and he was named KMEA District 7 Middle School Music Teacher of the Year in 2017.

Wilson has more than 30 years of experience performing for country dances regionally and across the country. He plays double bass with the Lexington Community Orchestra and local jazz ensembles, and he has served as music director at his church since 1998.