Dave Camwell

Dave Camwell's Biography

Saxophonist Dr. Dave Camwell is a distinguished, versatile, and dynamic performer. Since 2008, he has released seven recordings on the Innova and Teal Creek record labels including Tachycardia (2014), Baroque Masterworks (2014), Sonoroso (2013), Timescape (2013), Oasis Quartet (2011), Bach-Centric (2010), and Aeterna (2008).

Camwell has been a Yamaha Performing Artist since 2004, a D'Addario Performing Artist since 2009, occupies the tenor saxophone chair in the Oasis Quartet, and serves as Associate Professor of Music at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He has over 30 publications available through Jeanne, Dorn, and UNC Jazz Press. His transcriptions have been performed throughout the world. Camwell has received degrees from the Universities of Calgary, Northern Colorado, and Oregon.

As a jazz player, Camwell has performed with Norwegian Cruise Lines and at a variety of jazz festivals including Montreux and Brienz in Switzerland. He is an active jazz performer and clinician throughout the Midwest.

In July, 2011, Camwell performed in Taiwan with the Xplorium! Ensemble, and has also performed with Orchestra Iowa, Des Moines Symphony, and the New York Central City Chorus. He has performed and led master classes at the colleges and universities of North Texas, Oregon, Colorado-Boulder, North Carolina-Greensboro, Lindenwood (Missouri), Furman, North Carolina-Charlotte, Western Carolina, Southern Oregon, Stephen F. Austin, Illinois, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Iowa, Wyoming, Colorado State, Idaho-Moscow, Missouri-St. Louis, Wisconsin-Stevens Point, North Dakota State, Concordia (Minnesota), Jamestown (North Dakota), Millersville (Pennsylvania), Graceland (Iowa), Northern Iowa, and Manitoba (Canada).

In addition to hosting the 2011 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Region 3 conference, Camwell regularly attends regional and national NASA conferences. He also performed at the World Saxophone Congresses of Slovenia (2006), Thailand (2009), and Scotland (2012). In May 2009, Camwell's performance of works by J.S. Bach was twice featured on American Public Media's nationally broadcast radio program Performance Today.

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