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Saxophone prof’s busy winter

Todd Oxford has recently engaged in the following activities:

▪ Performer and Artist/endorser at the National Association of Music Merchants Show 2017 in Anaheim, California with Eastman Saxophones. NAMM is one of the largest music trade shows in the world.

▪ Adjudicator for 2017 ENKOR International Chamber Music Competition, Düsseldorf, Germany, and the MTNA/TMTA Solo and Chamber Music Competition at Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches

▪  Soloist at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Austin, and Highland Park Baptist Church in Austin

Oxford at NAMM Show


American Prize finalist

Todd Oxford has been named as an American Prize Finalist in the Professional Instrumental Solo Division. Winners will be named next month. 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.


Oxford performed as a guest musician with Austin Opera’s orchestra during the regional premiere production of composer Kevin Puts’s Manchurian Candidate. He also recently presented master classes for the Copperas Cove ISD Bands. Alumnus, Lawrence Varela-Halbert, is a Band Director for the district.

alumni with US Army Europe Band and Chorus

Avila + Avila

Army Specialist Valerie (Cowan) Avila, M.M. in Flute Performance, 2014, prepares to perform François Borne’s “Carmen Fantasie Brillante” for Flute and Wind Band with the United States Army Europe Band & Chorus, under the direction of Major Dwayne Milburn. She will premiere this work on October 3rd at Fruchhalle in Kaiserslautern, Germany and round out the Fall concert series on October 28th at Rokokotheater in Schwetzingen, Germany. Her husband, Specialist Andres Avila, B.M., 2014, Saxophone, is Principle Saxophone of the band. (Photo by First Sergeant Larry Dean, also a Texas State music alumnus).

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.

NASA performance

Todd Oxford and Mark Cruz performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference – Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Oxford also appeared as an Artist/Endorser with Andreas Eastman Saxophones in the Conference Exhibit Hall.


Dr. Oxford recently hosted guest saxophone artist, Jessica Voigt Page, in a recital and master class. He also collaborated with Andreas Eastman Saxophones on a series of promotional videos to be used by the nationally recognized BandDirector.com website.

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.