Dr. Gary Nash has composed works for orchestra, band, choir, art songs (four in Chinese), electroacoustic works and several instrumental chamber compositions. His music has been performed in all major regions of the United States and as well as in Canada, People's Republic of China, Philippines and Taiwan. Nash has received numerous grants, commissions, and awards for his compositions. Three of his compositions are featured on compact disc, the latest being A Fraternal Prelude
(1997) for band on the CD Out of the Depths
, featuring band music of African-American composers performed by the Keystone Winds of Pennsylvania on Citadel Records. Nash has been selected the 2005–2006 Tennessee Music Teachers Association Composer of the Year.