Faculty and Staff

David Milne

David Milne

David Milne

Professor of Music, Department Chair of Music
member of graduate faculty



D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
M.M., Indiana University
B.A., Indiana University 

Courses Taught:

Applied Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Improvisation, History of Jazz, American Music
Woodwind Techniques, Woodwind Ensemble

David Milne serves as Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he teaches saxophone, jazz improvisation, jazz history, and directs the UWRF Jazz Ensemble and RADD Jazz Series. Originally from Rochester NY, David earned a D.M.A. in Saxophone Performance at the Eastman School of Music, M.M in Woodwind Performance at Indiana University, and B.A. in Music from Indiana University. David has taught master classes and workshops at high schools, music schools and universities throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia. David is an accomplished and versatile saxophonist and woodwind multi-instrumentalist in musical settings ranging from modern jazz, big band, and popular music to chamber, orchestral, and contemporary classical music. David is an Artist-Clinician for Selmer Saxophones and Vandoren Woodwind Products.

David Milne has performed throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia as a saxophonist and woodwind multi-instrumentalist. David has performed with a wide range of artists, including JazzMN Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, ANCIA Saxophone Quartet, Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra, Ernestine Anderson, Wayne Bergeron, Terrence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Ray Charles, John Clayton, Bill Evans, Bob Florence, Gordon Goodwin, Conrad Herwig, Lars Jansson, Rob McConnell, Jack McDuff, Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mintzer, New York Voices, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson, Saxology featuring Jerry Bergonzi, Maria Schneider, Doc Severinsen, Bob Sheppard, Mike Stern, Fred Sturm, and Phil Woods. 

David Milne has received awards, grants, and commissions for performances of new musical works from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, American Composers Forum, Jerome Foundation, THE Commission Project, Twin Cities Jazz Society, and Downbeat. Dedicated to the performance of contemporary music, David has fostered, commissioned, performed, and recorded new works for chamber music ensembles with the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet, JAZZAX Saxophone Quartet, and Zeitgeist. David's own compositions and arrangements for saxophone ensembles have been performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance and World Saxophone Congressconventions. David has recorded contemporary music on NAXOS International, New World Records, Innova Recordings, American Composers Forum, Artegra Records, and Artists' Quarter Records, and broadcast performances on Wisconsin, Minnesota, and National Public Radio.