Mezraq Ramli serves as Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he teaches oboe, bassoon, chamber music, sight-singing and ear training. Prior to relocating to the Valley, Mezraq served on the faculties of Northwestern Michigan College, Saginaw Valley State University and Lubbock Christian University. He has also presented masterclasses at Texas Tech University, Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico State University, The University of Texas at El Paso, Central Michigan University and Miami University.
Mezraq maintains an active and diverse career as a chamber and orchestral musician, recitalist, and arts administrator. He performs as Principal Oboe with the South Asian Symphony Orchestra in India, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka, as well as Second Oboe with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival in Michigan. He has also performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Middletown Symphony Orchestra, and Holland Symphony Orchestra. Mezraq has concertized throughout South and South East Asia, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, and the U.S.A.
Mezraq earned his degrees from Texas Tech University (DMA), Miami University (MM) and Grand Valley State University (BM) where he studied oboe with Amy Anderson, Andrea Ridilla, and Dr. Marlen Vavriková, respectively. Mezraq deems his teachers: Andrea Ridilla, Barry Martin, Lynn Hansen, Lindabeth Binkley and Elizabeth Tomorsky Knott to be his most influential artistic influences and mentors.
Mezraq is proud to perform on exquisite oboes handcrafted by F.Lorée.