Music education professor Webb signs with leading publisher
School of Music Associate Professor Rick Webb has been signed as a composer/arranger by Keiser-Southern Music, a leading educational and concert music publisher for choirs, bands, orchestras, chamber music ensembles and solo instrumental performance.
Dr. Webb specializes in string orchestra arrangements of music by Black American composers of the early 20th century “pre-jazz” era. His first two published arrangements, “The Castle Walk Rag,” by James Reese Europe (1881-1919) and Ford T. Dabney (1883-1958) and “The Memphis Blues,” by William C. Handy (1873-1958), will be available to school orchestras in the coming months.
Webb has presented research-based sessions for practitioners at state and national music education conferences, is a frequent guest conductor/clinician for festival and all-state orchestras and serves as the string camp director for the SUNY Fredonia Summer Music Festival.