IHS Tiger Band class of 1985 (Saxophone)
Todd Oxford toured the world from Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and throughout 46 of the fifty United States. Performances include world class 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 people. As a guest artist, Mr. Oxford has been featured with numerous ensembles to include the United States Air Force Band of the West, Sacramento Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Austin Symphony, the University of Texas at Austin Symphony, the Texas State University Orchestra and Symphonic Winds, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble, and the Barbwire Music Project. Most recent solo engagements include a New York Debut, the 14th World Saxophone Congress held in Europe, NASA, NACUSA, CASA, and CMS Concerts.
Formally educated at The University of Texas, Mr. Oxford received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in 2001. While an undergraduate music student in 1988, he launched a performance career with the internationally acclaimed Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet. 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 iTunes, Tower Records, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon.com, and other online retailers. In 2007, The ELISION Saxophone Quartet made two concert tours of The People’s Republic of China and presented their critically acclaimed New York Debut at Merkin Concert Hall.
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 recordings, Tango Magnetism, Finesse, and Radiant Blues are available from the Equilibrium Record Label and internationally distributed by Albany Music to major worldwide retailers.
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, 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. He is Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Chamber Music at Texas State University. He plays Todd Oxford “Signature Series” Saxophones exclusively.