Wally Nason has been working in the world of music since high school where he began singing in choir and performing in musicals. After high school he was offered a full-ride voice scholarship at the University of Arizona where he finished his undergraduate music degree and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting. While at the U of A he performed in operas, directed choirs and worked as musical director for the Musical Theatre department.
He is a life-long Wildcat…Bear Down Arizona!!!
After college Wally worked as a public school music teacher and worship leader at Casas Adobes Baptist Church in Tucson. He then went on to be a producer/director and VP of The Continentals/Jeremiah People – a world-wide music missions organization where he traveled all over the world directing traveling performing groups and training domestic and international leaders to do the same. In 2003, Wally and Lori moved from Wally’s life-long home in the desert to Music City, USA. He started a management/development company – Nason Music Group – where he worked as an artist manager in the country and Christian music industries.
In 2010, Wally’s work with Blue Gate Musicals began. His first musical, Rock and the Redeemer, played for two summers at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana, IN. Since then, he and his partners have written several more full length, Broadway-Style musicals that are currently playing in IN, OH, and PA.
Check out www.BlueGateMusicals.com to listen to the tunes and learn more about the shows.
While working in Nashville, Wally continued to produce the MISS ARIZONA PAGEANT for the MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION and in 2013 won a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his years of work in the system. He has hosted and judged in the Miss Tennessee Pageant system and continues to coach contestants on occasion.
Wally and Lori with a beautiful group of former Miss Arizonas.
Katherine, Laura, Stacey, Wally, Lori, Jennifer, Erin, Piper,
Katy, Savannah, Hillary, Nicole, Rhonda
Wally currently lives in Franklin, TN (just south of Nashville) with his wife Lori and their three kids…Brock, Harper and Quinli. He is active at their church – CHURCH OF THE CITY- and won an outstanding volunteer award from Page Middle School in the Williamson County School district in 2013.