Faculty & Staff

David Nabb

David Nabb

Professor, Woodwinds
Music & Performing Arts
(308) 865-8606
nabbd@unk.edu

David Nabb was born and raised in Iowa.  He holds both B.M. and M.M. degrees in Multiple Woodwind Performance from Indiana University, and a PhD in Music Education from the University of North Texas.  He has performed professionally on all of the woodwind instruments throughout the United States and Europe, in the Middle East and Asia. 

Nabb has had articles accepted for publication in a number of national publications, including Medical Problems of Performing Artists, The Flutist Quarterly, The Journal of the American Occupational therapy Association, and the Journal of Research in Music Education.

Dr. Nabb's teaching experiences include 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 Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University, and was selected to be a member of the Teaching Excellency Fellowship Program at the University of North Texas.  Many of Dr. Nabb's students have gained state, regional and national recognition.  In 2004, University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith named Dr. Nabb one of the University of Nebraska's "New Pioneers".  David Nabb is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Since surviving a stroke in 2000, David has worked with Jeff Stelling to develop a saxophone that can be played with the right hand only.  Nabb has demonstrated his toggle-key saxophone at World Saxophone Congresses in Minneapolis, Slovenia and Thailand and at other important meetings such as the International Saxophone Symposium, the annual American Music Therapy Association Conference, and the Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance.  To find out more about the One-Handed Woodwinds Program, visit: http://onehandwinds.unk.edu