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Holly Hubbs

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Hubbs holds music education degrees from Quincy University (Quincy, IL) and Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL), and received her Doctor o




  • B.S. Quincy University
  • M.A. Western Illinois University
  • D.A. Ball State University


Director, Jazz Ensemble
History of Jazz
World Music
Foundations of Music
Applied Single Reeds
Chamber Music

Research Interests

Saxophone performance and chamber music
Jazz History
Early 20th-century vernacular music
Women in Music

Recent Work

2014 CD Release “Crossing the Break: The Saxophone Plays Clarinet Transcriptions”

Paper entitled “Whose Rhythm Is It Anyway?: Creation and Appropriation
1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” presented at American Culture Association National Conference (Chicago, IL, April 2014)

Lecture recital on music of 1920’s composer/saxophonist Kathryne E. Thompson presented at 2014 Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance (Univ of Illinois, March 2014)