Music professor to discuss release of composition Nov. 22 on WGTE radio show

November 22, 2010 | Features, UToday
By Staff



Dr. David Jex, UT professor of music, will be a guest on WGTE FM 91’s “Afternoon Classics” Monday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m.

He will talk about his new composition titled “Three Dances” for baritone saxophone and piano that was released on the disc, “Connections,” which features sax player Lynn Klock, a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts.

Jex and Klock are both from the Toledo area and played together in bands while in college; they have stayed in touch over the years.

“I sent a copy of ‘Three Dances’ to Lynn and to some other saxophone friends for possible performances,” Jex said.

The prolific composer continues to churn out material.

“I just finished the composition ‘Dark Passage’ for alto saxophone and F horn,” Jex said. “Two UT students requested a duet from me to play on their upcoming recitals, and this piece is the result.”

Jex also is the music director for the Toledo Repertoire Theater’s production of “A Christmas Carol.”

“Besides rewriting some of the music, I’m having a great time conducting and working with the cast,” he said.

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