David Ness

  • Adjunct Professor, Music — Jazz Ensemble
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    Dave Ness has been an MIC teaching artist for eight years, collaborating with teachers and students to deliver arts integration in the classroom. He is an experienced educator, having taught general music in the public schools for several districts in addition to serving on the faculty of colleges and universities, including Northwestern University. Mr. Ness is a regular improvisation teacher at Suzuki festivals and workshops. An active Chicago jazz artist, Mr. Ness recently released his debut recording, Sketches, which critics lauded for its “superlative guitar” and “tasteful flights of improvisation.” Mr. Ness is also a faculty member of the College of Lake County, where he teaches guitar and music theory.

    • M.M. — Northwestern University
    • B.M. — Northern Illinois University