Kelland Thomas (alto saxophone) has performed in recital and with orchestras throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. An active chamber musician, Thomas has been a member of the Resounding Winds Saxophone Quartet, Michigan Saxophone Quartet with Donald Sinta, and has performed with the PRISM Saxophone Quartet and MIDI Ensemble. As a member of the Borealis Saxophone Quartet, he won first prizes at the Coleman, Carmel, and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. In 1997 he toured Japan with world-renowned marimbist Keiko Abe and the Michigan Chamber Players. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Music in saxophone Performance from Michigan State University, and holds degrees Master of Music in Saxophone Performance, in Music Theory, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Donald Sinta. He has recorded for the Albany and AUR labels. He is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Arizona, where he is Coordinator of the Camerata Career Development Program and Medici Faculty Fellow.