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Musician 1st Class Farah M. Chisham,


MU1 Farah M. Chisham

Musician 1st Class Farah Chisham, born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Freeport, Texas, joined the Navy Band in August 1999.  She earned a Bachelor of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ill., in 1997.  She spent two years at the Kinhaven Music School, was principal of the Houston Youth Symphony with whom she toured Germany, and attended the Texas Music Festival.  Chisham has performed with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra. Her teachers include Eric Ralske, Peter Landgren, Martin Hackleman, Michael Hatfield, and David Jolley.

Chisham is a member of the command copy team to help restore old musical manuscripts for electronic availability to colleges and universities.  She has also helped restore the Navy Band historical archives.  In her free time, she enjoys photography and road biking.