Tabor’s research is focused on composition theory and composition pedagogy. His specialty areas are jazz and experimental composition, as well as graphic notational systems, which he uses extensively in his own music.
Tabor feels that the most important element of the teacher-student dynamic is that everyone is a human being who brings something valuable to the table. Openness, authenticity, and the joy of "doing" music are first and foremost in his mind. Tabor has become an expert at boiling down complex concepts into a big-picture view that students can understand. Details are then categorized into concepts that relate directly to the big picture so that memorization and application are as practical as possible.
Tabor, Jerry N. (1999) Otto Laske: Navigating New Music Horizons. Greenwood Press.
Fall 2020MUSA 102 Jazz Ensemble and Improvisation (Fall 2020)MUSC 203 Theory I (Fall 2020)MUSC 303 Theory III (Fall 2020)MUSC 425 Musical Form and Analysis (Fall 2020)MUSC 426 Arranging for Voices and Instruments (Fall 2020)Spring 2021MUSA 102 Jazz Ensemble and Improvisation (Spring 2021)MUSC 204 Theory II (Spring 2021)MUSC 304 Theory IV (Spring 2021)MUSC 426 Arranging for Voices and Instruments (Spring 2021)
- Artistic Highlights
- Service Activities and Community Relations
Owner and President, Neuma Records & Publications:
In 2013, Tabor took the helm of the respected independent contemporary music label, Neuma Records. As an advocate of living composers and contemporary music, in general, he expanded Neuma to include a contemporary music publishing house. Neuma focuses on important music by both men and woman that Tabor believes have or will have a profound impact on the field from an historical perspective. Neuma is also now the only company in the world that publishes electroacoustic music as independent works of art on par with acoustic compositional scores.
- External Collaboration Highlights
Believing strongly that women composers are significantly underrepresented in the field, Tabor forged a partnership between Neuma and the “I Resound Press” archive of women composers, curated by Dr. Linda Dusman at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Some of the important women composers Tabor publishes are Annea Lockwood, Eleanor Hovda, Ruth Lomon, Linda Dusman, and Anna Rubin.
- Press Releases
SU presents 'Oh, What Fun: A Family Festival of Music'
Monday, November 12, 2018
New Music Salisbury Concert Highlights Faculty, Students Mar. 30
Thursday, March 30, 2017
SU's Tabor Discusses Composition 'Frieze' Friday, April 15
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
'New Music Salisbury' Concert Scheduled Thursday, May 1
Monday, April 28, 2014
'Celebrate the Sounds' at SU's Winter Music Festival November 24-December 7
Thursday, November 14, 2013
SU Winter Music Festival Presents 'Notes From All Over' December 2-9
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SU Music Festival Presents 'A Musical Fantasy' May 5-12
Thursday, May 03, 2012
SU Presents 'Fa La La La Fusion' Music Festival December 4-10
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tabor Discusses 'Jazz as Fusion' Wednesday, November 30
Friday, November 18, 2011
SU Composers Showcase 'New Music Salisbury' Monday, May 9
Friday, May 06, 2011
SU Hosts Annual Winter Music Festival December 2-11
Friday, November 19, 2010
'New Music Salisbury' Features SU Faculty Compositions Friday, October 22
Monday, October 18, 2010
SU Jazz Brazz Big Band and Jazz Conzeption Perform Dec. 7
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
'Four for the Season' Music Festival Celebrates Holidays
Friday, November 17, 2006