Mr. Nathan Wubbena
Director, High School Ensemble
President of the Board
Nathan Wubbena (Mister Wubbs) has performed as a soloist and chorus member locally and internationally; he has won awards in both classical and musical theater competitions, and he been cast in several lead roles in musical productions. He has performed with critically acclaimed choral ensembles, most recently performing with the Denver-based group Kantorei. He also arranges a cappella music, which he uses with the groups he directs and performs himself; he has several years of experience with a cappella groups, both singing in and directing them, and currently directs Ascent Vocals' top ensemble.
Mr. Wubbena holds a Master of Music Education (with a Conducting Specialization) from Colorado State University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Northern Colorado with his Bachelor of Music Education, specializing in Vocal, Piano, and General Music.
He has taught students in the public schools from K-12. He has been the director of numerous well-received musicals, and his choirs have won competitions with superior ratings. In 2015, Nathan received the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Colorado Music Educator's Association. He is the founder and President of the organization.
Nathan resides in Longmont with his wife, Anna, his son, James, and daughter, Claire. He enjoys cheering for the Broncos and spending time outdoors with his family and two dogs.
Mr. Scott Hamlin
Pianist, High School Ensemble
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Scott began taking piano lessons at a young age and continued through high school. He began accompanying choirs in 7th grade and continues to enjoy this. Scott has always enjoyed music, so during his first college experience, he minored in church music. After three years, he moved to southern California to major in music education with a voice and choral emphasis. From Southern California to the Bay Area, and then to Longmont in 1987, Scott has been privileged to lead the music in several churches.
This is Scott’s 16th season as Artistic Director of the Longmont Chorale. Prior to this, he served for three years as the Associate Director of the Chorale Singers (now Viva Voce) ensemble. He has been directing choirs for over forty five years, in Oregon, California, and Colorado. Since 2003, Scott has also been an accompanist for the St. Vrain Valley School District, where he currently accompanies six choirs at Erie Middle School.
In December 2007, he completed the Master of Music degree with an emphasis in conducting at the University of Northern Colorado under the direction of Dr. Galen Darrough (Director of the Longmont Chorale 1990-2000).
Ascent Vocals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Longmont, CO dedicated to bringing quality music education opportunities to students throughout Colorado and maintaining the vitality of the choral art form in our state and in our world.