During 2009 Dr.Brad Nix, Chair of the Music Department at Sterling College, has had two musical compositions accepted for publication and several others performed by high school, college, and church choral groups.
One of those compositions, titled "Where Quiet Sleeps Alone," was performed by the Sterling High School choir during its spring 2009 concert. As the piece ended, Director Clark Comley turned to the audience, located a man sitting with his wife and daughters near the entrance to the gym, and nodded toward him. Few audience members knew that Comley was paying tribute to Dr. Brad Nix, the composer of the song.
"I found out about Brad's ability to write music when he told me he was taking composition lessons from Mark Hayes, an internationally-known composer in Kansas City," said Comley. "I wanted my students to sing one of Brad's pieces. He's such a humble guy, and it felt good to get his music out in front of the public."
During its spring tour the Sterling College Concert Choir also performed two of Nix's pieces, "Set Me as a Seal Upon Your Heart" and "Sleep Sweet within this Quiet Room."