Jeffrey Nytch enjoys a rich and diverse career as a composer, performer, educator and advocate – but it hasn’t been a straight line getting there. He spent much of his teen years exercising an uncanny ability to make money in the stock market, and dreamed of someday going to Wall Street and conquering the world. Then there was his study of geology, which nearly took him down a different path altogether. But throughout it all, music has been the abiding passion of his heart; in the end, it won out with his career as well.
What followed has been a professional odyssey of sorts, involving an accomplished composition career, various teaching positions, a five-year stint as an arts administrator, and an assortment of day jobs ranging from managing a small business to serving as a minor administrative cog within the machine of a very large university.
Throughout all these endeavors, Jeff maintained a faith that someday these disparate pursuits would coalesce in a meaningful way, and that faith has been redeemed in his current position as Director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at The University of Colorado-Boulder. As Director of the ECM, he draws on the full range of his professional experiences – with the stunning geology of the Colorado Front Range as the backdrop. It’s nice when things come together, isn’t it?