Rami El-Farrah, soprano saxophone
Rami El-Farrah (soprano saxophone) grew up primarily in San Diego, California. He completed his undergraduate work in saxophone performance at California State University-Fullerton and received his Master of Music and Doctoral of Music Arts degrees in saxophone performance at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music under the tutelage of Professor Harvey Pittel. He is fluent in the performance of both jazz and classical saxophone, and has performed with a number of groups internationally and around the Central Texas area including the Austin Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Monster Big Band.
Dr. El-Farrah currently teaches saxophone at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has recorded extensively with The University of Texas Wind Ensemble on their Naxos release Circus Maximus and as a soloist/arranger on the Tex Sax albums Tex Sax Next Generation and Over the Rainbow and Bach Again. He received numerous scholarships and awards upon entering both his undergraduate work at CSU-Fullerton as well as his graduate work at UT Austin, where he recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance.