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David Pope
David Pope

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David Pope is a full-time, tenured member of the faculty at James Madison University. As Associate Professor of Saxophone, his duties include applied saxophone, chamber music, and advanced jazz improvisation. He holds an MM from the Eastman School of Music and a BM from UMASS, Amherst. He also completed significant work towards a DMA at the University of Miami.

David has extensively trained in most major styles of saxophone performance and is a published composer and author. He has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. He has presented at conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, College Band Directors National Association, and VMEA. He has given classes at the Eastman School of Music, University of Southampton, University of Northern Colorado, University of Northern Iowa, University of Massachusetts, and Bucknell University. He has been featured at the New England Saxophone Symposium, as a jazz and a concert saxophonist.

David studied saxophone with Peter Levesque, Lynn Klock, Yusef Lateef, and Gary Keller. He studied composition and arranging with Jeff Holmes, Fred Sturm, Belinda Takahashi, and Ron Miller. He has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Mintzer, Benny Carter, Dave Liebman, Dick Oatts, Doc Severinsen, Lou Rawls, The Pied Pipers, Bob Gullotti, John Clayton, Clay Jenkins, John D'Earth, Carlos Bermudo, Jonathan Mele, Mark Ferber, David Goloschokin, Igor Butman, Ashish Khan, Salar Nader, Bob Hallahan, and Paul McKee.

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