Known for his poise, influence, and positivity, Kincaid Rabb has begun to establish a reputation of connectivity and innovation as a collaborative composer and arts advocate in the music community of Tucson, Arizona. Rabb is helping to revolutionize the landscape of both amateur and aspiring professional performance in Tucson by changing the paradigms in which classical music has been presented.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Rabb has collaborated with numerous creative and performing artists in the state, including the Paradise Winds, the Driftwood Reed Quintet, the Santa Cruz Summer Winds, the Brelby Theatre Company, and the faculty and students at Arizona School for the Arts. He has won awards such as second prize in the 2011 Hillcrest Wind Ensemble Call for Scores with his piece “Piper’s March,” and first prize in Composition for the 2014 Maricopa Count Community College District Artists of Promise Awards with his piece “Scenes from the Big Top.” Rabb has had premieres at the Phoenix Orpheum Theatre, the Musical Instrument Museum, Glendale Community College, and both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. His principal teachers have included Monica Shriver, Adam Roberts, Craig Westendorf, Sydney Guillaume, Joseph Kluesener, Stefanie Gardner, Jerry Kirkbride, and Daniel Asia.
Rabb was the Founder and Executive Director of Classical Revolution Tucson, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to making classical chamber music more accessible by bringing it to nontraditional venues. He also serves on the Associated Students of the University of Arizona as a Club Advocate, is the President of the Society of Composers Incorporated Chapter at the University of Arizona, and is an Ambassador with the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts.
Rabb is an avid volunteer who believes in the idea and value of community service. He volunteers on the Board of Directors at the only exotic animal rescue in Tucson, the Tucson Reptile Rescue, and he helps plan community events with Janet Sprout, organizer of Dinner on the Docks, and Terry Nordbrock, director of the Tucson hackerspace, Xerocraft.
Kincaid Rabb regularly seeks out opportunities to collaborate with local and national creative artists, and he relishes the opportunity to continue to advocate for participation and inclusion in classical music in Tucson.