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David Dees

David Dees is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Texas Tech University. He has been a prizewinner in national and international performance competitions including; the 2010 Ville d' Avray / Paris International Saxophone Competition, the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, University of North Texas Concerto Competition and the Kingsville Young Artist Competition. He has appeared throughout North America and has presented recitals and master classes at the Royal College of Music in London, The Birmingham Conservatory, and in Switzerland at Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel and at Musikhochschule Luzerne. Recent activities include performances of Benjamin Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem with the Dallas Symphony, performances of Teresa LeVelle's Shadowlands, concerto for soprano saxophone and string quartet in Carnegie Recital Hall, and performances of John Mackey's Concerto for Soprano Saxophone with the Texas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He has performed at World Saxophone Congresses in Montreal and Ljubjana, Slovenia, the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, and at North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences in Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, South Carolina and Georgia. He serves as Region 4 Director of the North American Saxophone Alliance and hosted the 2003 NASA Region 4 Conference at Texas Tech University. He has served as a member of the jury for the North American Saxophone Alliance Classical Performance Competition and currently serves as Competition Coordinator for NASA. His recording of "Shadowlands, concerto for soprano saxophone and string quartet," by Teresa LeVelle is available on Innova Recordings. He was featured on the June 2006 cover of Saxophone Journal Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas where he was a student of Debra Richtmeyer and his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University where he was a student of Frederick Hemke. He was a recipient of a Texas Tech University Outstanding Faculty Award presented by Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas Tech University, he was a saxophonist with the United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) in Washington, DC.

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