A black-and-white, slanted image of Chris Farr holding a sax.

Associate Professor, Saxophone Faculty

Music - Instrumental Performance (BM)

Chris Farr is the Instrumental Performance program director in the School of Music. 


Saxophonist Chris Farr graduated from University of the Arts in 1994 with his Bachelor of Music degree and then continued on to finish his Master of Arts in Teaching in 1995. 

Since then, he has been a highly sought-after performer and educator. Throughout his career, he has performed, toured and recorded with the likes of Big Bop Nouveau, Blood Sweat & Tears, Elvis Costello, Maynard Ferguson, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, John Legend, the Philly Pops, the Roots, Jill Scott and Sting. 


  • Farr is currently a full-time professor at University of the Arts. 

  • He is a clinician and an endorser of Andreas Eastman saxophones. 

  • Farr was part of the horn section for the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show starring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

Awards & Accolades

  • Farr is an endorser of Andreas Eastman saxophones. 



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