WSU tuba professor Chris Dickey recently released his third solo album, titled “Inventions” under the Emeritus Recordings label. The album was recorded in the WSU Recording Studio by recording engineer David Bjur. Three fellow faculty in the School of Music, Karen Savage, Sarah Miller, and Martin King, joined Dickey for the project.

Chris Dickey holding a shiny brass tuba in front of a colorful tree.
Chris Dickey

“Inventions” represents Dickey’s ongoing commitment to inclusive programming in art music. The album demonstrates how composers with marginalized identities can be regularly incorporated into recital programs. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby, and is streamed on Apple Music and Spotify. Samples of each track are available online.

In the spring, Dickey will embark on a Midwestern recital tour during which he will perform music from the album written by women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals. His tour is funded by a WSU Arts and Humanities Fellowship.

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