Nate Bliton is the Equipment & Performance Space
Technician for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Grand
Valley State University. At GVSU, Bliton is responsible for
audio/video recording, production, and inventory, managing the stage
for many performances in the Louis Armstrong Theater and Sherman Van
Solkema Recital Hall, and the inventory and maintenance of Music and
He holds M.M. and B.M. degrees in Music Composition from Michigan State University, and is an active performer, composer, educator and hobbyist. He has written music for and performed in many settings, including a variety of Michigan Orchestras, chamber music groups, Indie Rock and Folk bands, Salsa and other Latin music ensembles, theater companies, film scoring and sound design projects, dancers, and live improvising painters. With a special emphasis on interactive, low-budget physical electronics, his programming and electronics work has been featured in Make Magazine, appeared in art installations and professional theatrical productions. Additionally, he has instructed individuals and groups in computer music composition and open-source hardware in settings ranging from college courses to middle-school after-school workshops and individual lessons.