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UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

Dr. John C. Webb

Dr. John C. Webb

Title: Professor of Music
Department: School of Performing Arts
Building: FAC Studio C
Phone: 903.566.7387


Doctor of Arts in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy
Secondary Emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, December 1994
Master of Music Education Degree
Magna Cum Laude
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, August 1982
Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Jazz Education
Cum Laude
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, May 1980


DR. JOHN WEBB received the Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado in Saxophone Performance/Pedagogy, and an MME and BM in Music Education and Jazz Education from the University of North Texas. Dr. Webb was Director of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music at Chadron State College, Nebraska from 1984-1991. At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dr. Webb taught saxophone, jazz combo, and cultural music of the Americas from 1991-2000. In 1997, Dr. Webb was appointed Chair of the Music Department, where he served for three years until accepting the position of Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Tyler. In 2005 Dr. Webb returned to the teaching field with courses such as jazz combo, jazz big band, jazz improvisation, jazz piano, jazz history, saxophone studio, cultural music, and a unique seminar entitled “Practicing Happiness”. He is putting the finishing touches on his book Practicing Happiness: Improve your Well-Being One Step at a Time, which will be published soon. He has also written Cultural Music Perspectives: Native American, African American, and Latin American, Music in the U.S. Dr. Webb is an active jazz performer on saxophone, flute, piano, and vocals. His appearances have been with Chuck Berry, Lloyd Price, the Penguins, Freddy Cannon, Herb Jeffries, Crystal Gayle, Steve Wiest, Denis DiBlasio, Frank Mantooth, Ed Peterson, Dave Mancini, Allen Johnson, Mike Steinel, Jeff Eckels, Sparky Koerner, Harrell Bosarge, Kenny Werner, and the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet.

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