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Name: Todd Oxford
Skills: Soloist (Classical Saxophonist)
Phone: +1 (512) 589 5629
Address: 27018 Wooded Acres, San Antonio, Texas 78258, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
In increasing demand as a soloist and chamber musician, Todd Oxford has toured from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Bangkok, Thailand to Lisbon, Portugal, and throughout 46 of the fifty states. His virtuosity as a performer and recording artist extends to the Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones. Recent engagements include Carnegie Hall, solo recitals at the University of Hawaii, California State University at Los Angeles, Southwest Texas State University, Georgia’s Spivey Hall, and the National Anthem for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. Mr. Oxford began studies of the saxophone at age 13 and went on to win numerous young artist awards. He initiated advanced degree work at The University of Texas at Austin culminating with the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in 2001.

Todd Oxford was invited to join the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet in 1988 and performed some 600 engagements with the group through the 2001 season. The Quartet presented concerts in affiliation with Columbia Artists Management, Midwest Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Honolulu, Sacramento, CA, Rochester, MN, and Dallas, TX. In addition, the group performed on hundreds of university/college campuses, radio/television programs, orchestral pops series, and as featured artists with wind ensembles.

Mr. Oxford has received many performance awards to include the Dallas Concerto Competition First Prize, Best Instrumental Collaborator (Sidney Wright Award), the University of Texas Concerto Competition, and was recently a finalist in both the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and the Roy Crane Award for Excellence in Music. He has been involved in numerous world premiers and collaborations with prominent composers and performers such as Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, Warren Benson, David Maslanka, Michael Daugherty, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, Warren Barker, Oliver Knussen, Daron Aric Hagen, Shulamit Ran, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, David Holsinger, Allen Vizutti, Jeff Tyzik, Julie Budd, Kenny Rogers, the Manhattan Transfer, and the 5th Dimension. Mr. Oxford may be heard as a featured artist on a number of recordings available on the Mark Records label by 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 distributed nationally by Albany Records. He most recently worked as a recording artist with the Barbwire New Music Project -

Todd Oxford is a founding member and currently the soprano/alto saxophonist with The Elision Saxophone Quartet. The group has performed in a vast array of live radio, concert, and festival settings since 1990. The Quartet’s new CD, LIVE Through the Years, was recently released on the Equilibrium label and, along with Finesse, is available for purchase at,,, and Mr. Oxford’s teaching affiliations include the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, the Leander and Plugerville Independent School Districts, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Temple College. He currently teaches at Texas State University, the North-East San Antonio Independent School District, and the Alamo Heights Independent School District. Visit the Todd Oxford related web sites at, and



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