Warren Ealy is a graduate of Classical Music Performance with a Bachelor's in Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin (2000) and Masters degree in Music Performance from The University of Southern California (2004). He was fortunate enough to study under the late New York recording artist, Ray Crisara, and Ray Sasaki at UT in Austin, as well as Barry Hopper at Baylor in Waco, Bernie Nero with the Austin Symphony, Jay Saunders lead trumpeter with big bands — notably the Stan Kenton Orchestra (early seventies), Boyde Hood at USC in LA, and Wayne Bergeron, a Los Angeles recording artist.
Warren performed "Taps" for the 100th episode of The West Wing during his time at USC. He also performed in the John Stamos short film, "I Am Stamos." In the Austin area, he has performed in more than 10 musicals, including The Producers “traveling Broadway show”, Les Miserables, Ain’t MisBehavin’, Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, Sophisticated Ladies, White Christmas, The King and I, and Love (Janis Joplin) to name a few.
Mr. Ealy performs and has performed in Austin cover bands and Big Bands, such as Third Language (15 yrs), Monster Big Band (11yrs), Newsboyz, Caboose, Memphis Train Review, Matchmaker, Elvis Tribute band, London Calling, Jumpstart, Siringo Pass, and Duck Soup. He had also been a member of the Austin Jazz Band for two years. He has been honored to perform with the Disney Collegiate Band of 1999 (DisneyLand), The Austin Symphony, The Austin Symphony Jazz Band, Corpus Christi Symphony, The Temptations, and Wynton Marsalis.
Warren has been a trumpet teacher for over 30 years. In 2002 he was the teaching assistant (TA) at UT Austin and from 2002-2004 he was the teaching assistant for Boyd Hood at USC. He has been invited to teach masterclasses at USC, OSU, and many Austin area high schools.