Dr. Russell Haight is an Assistant Professor of Jazz and Saxophone. In 2005, he earned his Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. Skilled at both performance and research, Haight earned the Eleanor Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Performance and the prestigious Butler School of Music Outstanding Dissertation award while at UT. He has presented at the International Saxophone Symposium, Texas Music Educators’ Association, and the ProJazz Institute in Santiago, Chile. Haight maintains a busy performance schedule in the central Texas; he has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, and China, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Bobby Shew, Vincent Herring, Shelly Berg, Tim Hagans, Carmen Bradford, André Mehmari, Bruce Saunders, Andre Hayward, Taylor Hicks, Rufus Reid, and George Duke. Previously he served as the Instructor of Jazz and Saxophone at Auburn University and an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Texas A&M–Kingsville.