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Todd Oxford Performance Clips

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Etudes 13, 22 and 42 written by W. Ferling
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About Todd

Todd Oxford has toured the world from Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and throughout 46 of the fifty United States. His virtuosity as a solo saxophonist, chamber musician, and recording artist has taken him to venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and CAMI Hall, Dallas’s Meyerson Center, Georgia’s Spivey Hall, and the Texas Ranger’s Ballpark to perform the National Anthem for a crowd of 30,000. Other US venues include the University of Hawaii, California State University at Los Angeles, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tennessee, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Northern Colorado. As a guest artist, he has been featured with the United States Air Force Band of the West, Sacramento Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Austin Symphony, Abilene Symphony, Garland Symphony, Irving Symphony, and the University of Texas at Austin Symphony. His most recent engagements include a New York Solo Debut at Carniegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the 14th World Saxophone Congress held in Europe, and worked as a saxophone design consultant for two China instrument factories. He will unveil a new saxophone during 2007-2008.

Formally educated at The University of Texas, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in 2001. While an undergraduate music student in 1988, Todd Oxford launched a performance career upon an invitation to join the internationally acclaimed Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet. During a thirteen year period as the quartet’s baritone saxophonist, he presented concerts around the world in affiliation with Columbia Artists Management, Midwest Arts Alliance, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and C&C Arts Management. Concert tours included the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Honolulu, Lisbon, Bangkok, Halifax, and San Miguel de Allende. In addition, the group performed on hundreds of university/college campuses, radio/television programs, orchestra pops series, and as featured artists with wind ensembles.

Mr. Oxford co-founded the ELISION Saxophone Quartet in 1990 and is the group’s soprano saxophonist. E.S.Q. tours with fee support from the Texas Commission On the Arts, Arts Midwest, and Mid-America Arts Alliance. The quartet’s CD, LIVE Through the Years, is available through the Equilibrium Record Label and may be purchased at Tower Records, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com. In 2007, The ELISION Saxophone Quartet made two concert tours of The People’s Republic of China and presented their New York Debut at Merkin Concert Hall to critical acclaim.

Todd Oxford’s recordings and performances have been reviewed by publications to include New York Concert Review, American Record Guide, Los Angeles Times, Saxophone Journal, Clarinet & Saxophone (United Kingdom), Clarinet & Saxophone (Australia), Amazon.com, Audiophile Audition, Austin American Statesman, and San Antonio Express News. He is a featured artist on a number of recordings from the Mark Record Label playing with ensembles such as The Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet, the TEX-SAX Saxophone Ensemble, the United States Air Force Band of the West, and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. His solo CD, Finesse, is available on the Equilibrium Label and is internationally distributed by Albany Music.

Mr. Oxford’s professional awards include a front cover feature with The Saxophone Journal, two consecutive Artists International New York Debut Awards, Dallas Concerto Competition First Prize, Coleman Chamber Music Competition Finalist, San Antonio Express News’s Best of 2006 - Classical Music, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and selection as an Outstanding Young Man of America. His teaching affiliations have included the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Temple College, Leander, Pflugerville, North East, Northside, Boerne, and Comal ISD. Todd Oxford is currently Saxophone Instructor at Texas State University.

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