Nathan Watkins, M.A.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Music Studies

Phone: (626) 815-3848
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Nathan Watkins has served as a worship pastor for the past 20 years in various churches in Southern California. He also has years of experience recording music, mixing for live productions, and teaching about worship leadership in seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally. He recently served six months with the Summer Institute of Linguistics in the Guizhou province of China, providing multimedia support for ongoing projects in the area and conducting research in ethnomusicology. He enjoys passing along his knowledge and experiences to students at APU so they will be equipped to carry the knowledge of God’s glory to the ends of the earth.


  • Ph.D., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary (In Process)
  • M.A., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Music (Theory and Composition), Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., International Studies, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)


  • Christian Worship
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • World Music

Courses Taught

  • MUS 201 – Introduction to World Music
  • MUS 204 – Music of Latin America
  • MUS 205 – Music of Asia
  • MUS 367 – Technology for Worship
  • MUS 376 – Worship Design