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Holly Hubbs

Department Chair and Professor

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Hubbs holds music education degrees from Quincy University (Quincy, IL) and Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL), and received her Doctor o

Department

Music

Degrees

  • B.S. Quincy University
  • M.A. Western Illinois University
  • D.A. Ball State University

Teaching

Director, Jazz Ensemble
History of Jazz
World Music
Foundations of Music
Applied Single Reeds
Chamber Music

Research Interests

Saxophone performance and chamber music
Jazz History
Early 20th-century vernacular music
Women in Music

Recent Work

2014 CD Release “Crossing the Break: The Saxophone Plays Clarinet Transcriptions”

Paper entitled “Whose Rhythm Is It Anyway?: Creation and Appropriation
1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” presented at American Culture Association National Conference (Chicago, IL, April 2014)

Lecture recital on music of 1920’s composer/saxophonist Kathryne E. Thompson presented at 2014 Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance (Univ of Illinois, March 2014)