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Global music awards

Todd Oxford’s “Tango Magnetism” Album won two Global Music Awards Silver Medals for Best Instrumentalist and Best Album. Additionally, his live recording as a member of the Synaesthesia Saxophone Quartet of William Bolcom’s Badinerie from “Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble” won the Global Music Award Silver Medal for Best Instrumental. Global Music Awards is a top-tier music talent competition. Both albums are available from iTunes in both CD format and digital download.

Tango Magnetism

Oxford was hired for the third year as an adjudicator for both the ENKOR International Chamber Music Competition and Woodwinds/Brass Solo Competition. ENKOR is based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Mr. Oxford performed recent concerts with Duo 35 in Arlington, Austin, and the International Clarinet Society’s CLARINET FEST at the University of Kansas.

He is a Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in the Instrumental Solo Category. Finalists will be announced shortly. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, national competitions designed to recognize and reward the very best in the performing arts in the United States.

Trombone prof in Kentucky

Dr. Martin McCain was recently an artist in residence at the University of Kentucky. On April 17th, he performed a concert for the Central Kentucky Chamber Music Society. The following day McCain coached the University of Kentucky Trombone Choir and taught lessons throughout the week. On April 19th he was a guest soloist with the UK Repertory Jazz Band in addition to giving a masterclass to the studio the following day.


McCain was also recently invited to join the faculty at the 2016 International Trombone Festival at the Juilliard School where he will present a masterclass, conduct a participant trombone choir, perform in the Cramer Choir comprised of American university trombone professors and serve on the jury panel for the George Roberts International Bass Trombone Solo Competition.

Saxophonist adjudicates, edits, endorses

Todd Oxford was an Adjudicator for the ENKOR International Chamber Music Competition (Düsseldorf, Germany).


Oxford also was hired by the Music Division of Texas University Interscholastic League to edit and update the Class I Solo Saxophone List, used by every high school band in the state.

He appeared as an Artist/Endorser for Andreas Eastman Saxophones at the recent Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio.