David Nabb


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David Nabb a choisi d'interpréter:
David Nabb has chosen to perform:

Nancy Faber

n/d-n/a *

Deanna Walker-Tipps

Trio for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano

Charles Koechlin

Epitaphe de Jean Harlow

avec la participation de:

with the participation of:

Franziska Nabb, flûte / flute

Valerie Cisler, piano

* Création / World premiere

David B. Nabb (saxophone) has served as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Kearney since 1994. Born and raised in Iowa, he holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Multiple Woodwinds Performance from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Texas.

In 1998, he and his colleagues from the University of Nebraska at Kearney performed the world premier of the Trio for Plute Saxophone and Piano by Deanna Walker-Tipps at the North American Saxophone Alliance convention at Northwestern University. Dr. Nabb has performed at numerous regional meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and was selected to perform in a masterclass at the Eighth World Saxophone Congress in Washington, D.C. He appears as a featured performer on "Steps to Excellence", an educational videotape produced by Yamaha corporation, and has recorded for the Educational Music Service Label.

Nabb's students have received recognition in state, district, and national competitions. His adjudication experiences include district and national final rounds in the Music Teachers National Association Woodwind Competition. The University of Nebraska at Kearney recently named Dr. Nabb as a Profiles in Excellence faculty member.

Prior to joining the UNK faculty, Dr. Nabb's teaching experiences included several years as a public school band director, and three years as Director of Instrumental Music at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He served as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University, and was selected to be a member of the Teaching Excellency Fellowship Program at the University of North Texas.

Franziska B. Nabb (flute) is currently Adjunct Instructor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She holds a diploma in Flute Performance from the Robert Schumann Music Institute in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 1991, she was selected to participate in a two-week masterclass at L'academie Musicale de Villecroze in France. She has served as a member of the East Texas Symphony, the Garland/Las Colinas Symphony, and the Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra.

Valerie Cisler (piano) received the DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma in 1993 and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is an active performer, clinician, adjudicator and author, with several recent publications by Alfred Publishing Co. Dr. Cisler has premiered many new works at state, regional and national conventions in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. She will perform at the MTNA National Convention, Minneapolis in March, 2000.

Nancy Trithart Faber is currently working on a trio for flute, alto saxophone and piano to be premiered at the World Saxophone Congress in Montreal. This composition is supported by a grant for the University of Nebraska at Kearney Research Service Council.

The Trio for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano by D. Walker-Tipps was premiered at the North American Saxophone Alliance meeting in Evanston, Illinois in March, 1998. Walker-Tipps combines classical music traditions and structures with contemporary and jazz influenced harmonies and rhythms. The result is accessible music which is a joy to perform and captures the imagination of the audience. The Trio for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano is typical of Walker-Tipps' compositional style with driving rhythms, angular melodies and a colorful harmonic palette.

Interestingly, the Epitaphe de Jean Harlow was not the only work Charles Koechlin composed which was inspired by the film industry. He also wrote musical homages to Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, and Charlie Chaplain, among others.

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