UNK- University of Nebraska at Kearney music students and faculty members have planned a benefit concert for Dr. David Nabb at 7:30 p.m. on April 30 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Nabb, who recently suffered a stroke, has been a professor of woodwinds at UNK for six years. He has undergone physical therapy and plans to return to teaching at UNK in the fall. Free will donations from this concert titled, “Music Throughout Time,” will help defray financial costs incurred since Nabb’s hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation.
The benefit concert will feature solo performances and various small group presentations from UNK music students and faculty members.
Nabb joined the UNK faculty in 1994 as an instructor in studio woodwinds, music history and music education. He has also initiated programs such as a Woodwind Clinic and Saxophone Madness Day to strengthen the relationship between the university and talented music students in the public school community. Private woodwind enrollments in UNK’s music department have more than tripled since Nabb’s arrival, he has created the woodwind chamber ensemble “Decoupage” in the department and his students have garnered numerous awards at regional and national competitions.
“Dr. Nabb has proved to be very valuable to the department as a teacher and as a colleague,” said Dr. Jim Payne, music faculty member. “His dedication is well-known among students and faculty. And his willingness to go the extra mile for students and their education speaks volumes about his heart for his work.”
For more information regarding the “Music Throughout Time” benefit concert, contact the UNK music department at (308) 865-8618.