Fall 2018 Master: Todd Oxford, Texas State University
Sunday, October 28th | 2:00 pm
Concordia University Chapel
Sponsored by Eastman Music, Vandoren USA, and Sax Pro Workshops
Admission $10 pre-paid online, $15 at the door
Robby Bauer • McCallum High School • Austin, TX
Scott Coward • Leander High School • Leander, TX
Jordan Van Gulick • Westwood High School • Austin, TX
Caleb Melendez • Stony Point High School • Round Rock, TX
Carter Rybarski • Brenham High School • Brenham, TX
Victor Yu • Westwood High School • Austin, TX
Congratulations to these great Texas saxophone students, and to all students who submitted auditions to perform. If you still wish to attend, please know that students are NOT required to perform at the master class – you are encouraged to simply bring a pencil and wait for the light bulbs to go off!
About the Master:
“…distinctive beautiful tone and great stylistic versatility…” – New York Concert Review
Todd Oxford is a touring performer, recording artist, and educator appearing in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and throughout forty-six of the fifty United States in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and CAMI Hall, Dallas’s Meyerson Center, and the Texas Rangers Ballpark to perform the National Anthem for a crowd of 30,000. Major engagements include two consecutive New York Debuts, the first as a soloist and the second with the ELISION Saxophone Quartet, European appearances at the 14th World Saxophone Congress and a solo tour of Germany. Asian appearances include two tours of the People’s Republic of China, as well as tours of Thailand and Indonesia.
As the baritone saxophonist for the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet from 1988-2001, he presented concerts around the world in affiliation with Columbia Artists Management (NY, NY), Midwest Arts Alliance, and he Texas Commission on the Arts. Concert tours included the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Honolulu, Lisbon, Bangkok, Halifax, and San Miguel de Allende. Additionally, the group performed on university/college campuses, radio/television programs, orchestra pops series, and as featured artists with wind ensembles. From 1991-2009, he toured as soprano saxophonist with the ELISION Saxophone Quartet sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Artists Roster and Arts Midwest.
Todd Oxford’s recordings and performances have been reviewed by publications to include the New York Concert Review, American Record Guide, Los Angeles Times, Saxophone Journal, Clarinet & Saxophone (United Kingdom), Saxophone Life Magazine (United Kingdom), Clarinet & Saxophone (Australia), Amazon.com, Audiophile Audition, Austin American Statesman, and San Antonio Express News. He appears on eighteen commercially available recordings to include the albums Synaesthesia, Tango Magnetism, Finesse, and Live Through the Years released on the Equilibrium/Sunset Record Label and distributed worldwide by The Orchard. All recordings are available internationally via iTunes, Amazon, and other major retailers.
Dr. Oxford’s professional awards include a Grammy Award Nomination, seven Global Music Awards, two New York Debut Awards, two American Prize Awards, feature in Billboard Magazine, and selection to the Fulbright Specialist Performing Artists Roster. Dr. Oxford is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Chamber Music at the Texas State University School of Music. He is an Artist/Endorser for Eastman Saxophones and may be seen online at: