Eric Nestler Saxophone Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Nestler

Eric Nestler has been on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music since 1992. He is currently distinguished teaching professor of music, woodwind area coordinator and formerly chaired the Doctor of Musical Arts degree committee. Nestler has served as a member of the summer music faculty of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and has taught on the faculty of Vincennes University, IN. Mr. Nestler presented his New York debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in May 2003 and continues to be an active recitalist and clinician throughout the United States and abroad. In the new millennium, Nestler was a featured soloist at the World Saxophone Congress in Montreal, Canada as well as the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conventions in Tucson, AZ, Greensboro, NC, and Columbia, SC. Internationally, Nestler has performed solo recitals in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa and has traveled to Europe where he performed several solo recitals including performances at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, Prague Conservatory, Leoš Janáček Academy in Brno, Czech Republic, and Castlefranco, Veneto, Italy. He has also performed extensively in Asia including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tianjin, China.

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