Chair and Professor of Music
member of graduate faculty
Office: B-47 Kleinpell Fine Arts
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
M.M., Indiana University
B.A., Indiana University
Applied Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Improvisation, History of Jazz, American Music
Woodwind Techniques, Woodwind Ensemble
David Milne serves as Professor of Music-Saxophone/Jazz Studies and Chair of the Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. At UW-River Falls, David teaches applied saxophone, jazz improvisation, and directs the UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble and the RADD Jazz Series. Originally from Rochester, NY, David holds a D.M.A. in saxophone performance from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Ramon Ricker, and M.M. and B.A. degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, where he studied with Eugene Rousseau. David serves as an Artist-Clinician for Selmer Saxophones and Vandoren Reeds.
David Milne has performed throughout the USA, and on tours to Europe and Asia, as a featured soloist, artist-clinician and guest artist faculty. As a saxophonist, David has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra, JazzMN Big Band, Phil Woods, Doc Severinsen, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, Rob McConnell, Bob Mintzer, Bobby McFerrin, Ray Charles, Jack McDuff, Lou Rawls, Ernestine Anderson, Terry Gibbs, Smokey Robinson, and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, among others. David has received awards, grants and commissions for performances of new works from the American Composers Forum, Jerome Foundation, THE Commission Project, Twin Cities Jazz Society and Downbeat jazz journal.
Dedicated to the performance of contemporary music, David Milne has fostered, commissioned, premiered, and recorded new works for chamber music ensembles with the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet, JAZZAX Saxophone Quartet, and Zeitgeist. David has recorded contemporary music for NAXOS International, New World Records, Innova Recordings (American Composers Forum), Artegra Records, and Artists' Quarter Records. David's compositions and arrangements for saxophone ensembles have been performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance and World Saxophone Congress conventions. David's compositions for saxophone ensemble and jazz ensemble are published by Really Good Music, LLC, and BIT Musikverlag, Berlin, Germany.