Tom Myer is the Professor of Saxophone at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and has served as the Director of Jazz Studies at CU from 1988-95. He received his MM degree in woodwind performance and jazz studies from North Texas State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Professor Myer has also served as Instructor of Woodwinds and Director of Jazz Studies at East Texas State University. He has worked professionally for the Mingus Big Band, Woody Herman, Nelson Riddle, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Ice Capades, Disney World, and backed such names as Dave Grusin, Doc Severinson, Bob Hope, Lou Rawls, Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Dianne Carroll, Barbara Mandrel, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, and the Temptations. He has premiered new works for the saxophone at the World Saxophone Congress in 1992 (Italy), 1997 (Spain), and 2003 (Minneapolis) and has commissioned numerous pieces in both classical and jazz. Mr. Myer’s CD recording Harbison, San Antonio was recently released on Albany Records. Tom Myer can also be heard on Capri Records with the Fred Hess Sextet featuring Art Lande and Ron Miles and has also recorded with Joel Kay’s Neophonic Jazz Orchestra.