UNK Professor Honored for Development of One-Handed Saxophone

Posted 8 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Professor David Nabb

Professor David Nabb

(AP) — A University of Nebraska at Kearney music professor has been honored for his development of a one-handed saxophone.

David Nabb was given the Ars Electronica Award by the One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust. The One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust competition challenges instrument makers and inventors to build one-handed instruments that can emulate instruments used in classical orchestras.

Nabb won the Ars Electronica Award in the playable category. Judging took place in London at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Nabb is a woodwinds professor. After suffering a stroke in 2000, Nabb worked with Jeff Stelling to develop a saxophone that can be played with the right hand only. Nabb will share the award with Stelling.