Maestro Robert Nance is the quintessential conductor. He is a seasoned performer, keyboardist and conductor, a magna cum laude graduate of DePauw University School of Music (Greencastle, Indiana) with a Bachelor of Music degree in keyboard performance, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore, Maryland) with a Master of Music degree in conducting. Nance learned early in his professional career to appreciate and understand the particular nature of the performers under his direction. Whether instrumental or vocal ensemble, he is acutely aware of the requirements each performer must meet to perform their role in the ensemble, and thus excels as a conductor who is capable of collegially achieving the highest performance standards.

Maestro Nance is a professional musician and businessman who brings years of experience to bear in his work as a concert artist, conductor, chief executive of non-profit arts organizations, music teacher, and more. If you are seeking a clinician, concert artist (conductor or keyboardist) or music consultant, contact 


Maestro Nance brings a sensitivity and skill to bear as an accomplished soloist and accompanist. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in keyboard performance from DePauw University School of Music. (Greencastle, Indiana) and a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore, Maryland) where as a graduate assistant he served as principal accompanist and vocal coach for the opera department.

He maintains an active performance schedule, playing piano and/or organ every week for worship at Plymouth Congregational Church, regularly at services for Temple Achduth Vesholom, and regularly in concert performances and special events throughout the region.

"...Robert Nance is a jewel of the Fort Wayne community. Whether directing a choir, conducting an orchestra, playing the keyboard or accompanying a guest artist or student, he strives for excellence. The ministry of Plymouth Congregational Church is enriched by his musicianship and blessed by his spirit."  - Rev. John Pugh Gardner, Senior Minister 

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Robert Nance is first and foremost a teacher ~ a maestro in the truest sense of the word. Whether he is serving as a conductor, an accompanist, a vocal coach, a clinician, or a consultant, he is always teaching and learning. In his studio he guides professional and amateur alike to improve their skills, both pedagogical and musical. With a positive attitude and a disciplined approach, expectations are established, goals are set, and results are nurtured.

All of his students learn not only about music but also about themselves, and the maestro eagerly learns from them. Challenges are overcome through experience and determination, along with a good dose of laughter and patience. Growth is assured, measured by set goals and the watchful eyes and ears of the maestro.

Along the way, Maestro Nance demonstrates the hallmarks of great artistry: honesty, determination, kindness, and belief that music enhances life in physical, emotional, and spiritual ways.


Robert Nance is a 25-year veteran of the arts scene in northeast Indiana. He is a strong advocate for the arts and works tirelessly to promote community support for career artists. He is known nationally for his work as an entrepreneurial musician and performing artist. He has served on many local, regional and national panels for the arts, including a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is often called upon to consult with other artists, non-profit boards and leadership teams to help with organizational effectiveness, communication and efficiency, as well as designing sustainability plans that help organizations sustain careers for artists in their communities.