A keen advocate of new music and creative collaboration, British saxophonist Ellie Parker has performed throughout Europe and the United States as a chamber musician and soloist. Her primary teachers have been Dr. Masahito Sugihara and Naomi Sullivan, and she is currently pursuing her D.M.A. at the University of Houston with Dan Gelok. Ms. Parker also serves as adjunct professor of saxophone at Sam Houston State University. Ms. Parker is a Young Artist Fellow with DACAMERA of Houston and the recipient of the inaugural Laura Buss Sayavedra Award for Citizen Artistry, which recognized her proactive social impact through the combination of artistry, education, and community engagement.