KEARNEY -- 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 trust challenges instrument makers and inventors to build one-handed instruments that can emulate instruments used in classical orchestras.
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Nabb won the 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, he worked with Jeff Stelling to develop a saxophone that could be played with the right hand only. Nabb will share the award with Stelling.