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RYAN DAHIR, Saxophonist

801 Culver St. apt. C110, Commerce, Tx 75428


972-343-8931 ryandahir@aol.com

Education
Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance 2015
Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
Saxophone study with Dr. Christ Beaty
Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance 2013
Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
Saxophone study with Dr. Todd Goranson and Dr. Christ Beaty
Flute study with Dr. Julee Kim Walker (2013)

High School Diploma 2009


Wylie High School, Wylie, TX
Saxophone study with Dr. Todd Goranson

Ensemble Performance Experience


BJ Stricker and the Kings of State Street
2015 - Present
Tenor Saxophonist
Cassie Holt and the Lost Souls 2015 -
Present
Tenor Saxophonist
Texarkana Jazz Orchestra 2013 - 2016
Lead Alto Saxophonist
Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble 2012 -
2015
Principal Saxophonist
Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble 2010 -
2015
Alto and Soprano Saxophonist
"Mane" Attraction Jazz Ensemble
2010 - 2015
Lead Alto Saxophonist
Texas A&M University-Commerce Saxophone Quartet
2010 - 2015
Soprano Saxophonist
Texas A&M University-Commerce Symphonic Band 2009 -
2010

Conference Performance Experience


NASA Conference 2013
TAMU-Commerce Saxophone Quartet
TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) 2013
TAMU-Commerce Wind Ensemble
Carnegie Hall Performance 2012
TAMU-Commerce Wind Ensemble
CBDNA (College Band Directors Association)
2012
TAMU-Commerce Wind Ensemble
NASA Conference 2011
TAMU-Commerce Saxophone choir
New Orleans Jazz Festival 2011
The "Mane" Attraction Jazz Ensemble

Recital and Masterclass Performance Experience


Degree Required Master's Recital 2015
Master class with Tim McAllister 2013
Degree Required Full recital 2013
Master class with Lawrence Gwozdz 2012
Degree Required Half recital 2012
Master class with Curtis Johnson 2009

Memberships & Affiliations


Member of TMEA 2011-
present
Member of NASA 2011-
present

Teaching Experience
Terrell ISD, private saxophone instructor 2017
North Mesquite ISD, private saxophone instructor 2016-
Present
Greenville ISD, private saxophone instructor 2015
Sulphur Springs ISD, private saxophone instructor 2013-
Present
Cooper ISD, private saxophone instructor 2012

Conference/Workshop Attendance
Texas Music Educators Association 2011-
2013
TAMU-C Conducting Symposium 2011-2014
Northeast Texas Saxophone Day 2010-2011

Awards and Scholarships


Music Department Scholarship 2009-
2013
Housing Scholarship 2009-
2010
Graduate Assistantship 2014-
2015

References
Phillip L. Clements
Director of Instrumental Activities, Texas A&M University- Commerce
(903) 886- 5292
Phillip.Clements@leomail.tamuc.edu

Dr. Chris A. Beaty


Professor of saxophone and Director of Jazz ensemble
(575) 791-1279
Beatysax@gmail.com