William Todd Oxford

“…distinctive beautiful tone and great stylistic versatility…” New York Concert Review

Todd Oxford is a world-class touring performer and recording artist, appearing in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and throughout forty-six of the fifty United States in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and CAMI Hall, Dallas’s Meyerson Center and Moody Performance Hall, and the Texas Ranger’s Ballpark to perform the National Anthem for a crowd of 30,000. Major engagements include two consecutive New York Debuts, the first as a soloist and the second with the ELISION Saxophone Quartet, European appearances at the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia, Portugal, and a solo tour of Germany. Asian appearances include tours of the People’s Republic of China and tours of Thailand and Indonesia.

He appearances include performances as a featured soloist/guest artist with Symphony Orchestras in Sacramento, Rochester (MN), Dallas (New Texas Symphony), San Antonio, Austin, Irving, Garland, Abilene, Tanglewood Festival, Victoria Bach Festival, Round Top Festival, Texas State University, University of Texas, Converse College, and the University of Kansas.

As the baritone saxophonist for the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet from 1988-2001, he presented concerts around the world in affiliation with Columbia Artists Management (NY, NY), Midwest Arts Alliance, and he Texas Commission on the Arts. Concert tours included the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Honolulu, Lisbon, Bangkok, Halifax, and San Miguel de Allende. Additionally, the group performed on university/college campuses, radio/television programs, orchestra pops series, and as featured artists with wind ensembles. From 1991-2009, he toured as soprano saxophonist with the ELISION Saxophone Quartet sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Artists Roster and Arts Midwest.

Todd Oxford’s recordings and performances have been reviewed by publications to include the New York Concert Review, American Record Guide, Los Angeles Times, Saxophone Journal, Clarinet & Saxophone (United Kingdom), Saxophone Life Magazine (United Kingdom), Clarinet & Saxophone (Australia), Amazon.com, and Audiophile Audition. He appears on eighteen commercially available recordings to include the albums Synaesthesia, Tango Magnetism, Finesse, and Live Through the Years released on the Equilibrium/Sunset Record Label and distributed worldwide by The Orchard. All recordings are available internationally via iTunes, amazon, and other major retailers.

Mr. Oxford’s professional awards include a Grammy Award Nomination, nine Global Music Awards, two New York Debut Awards, three American Prize Awards, American Protégé International Prize, Contemporary Record Society Recording Grant, feature in Billboard Magazine, Texas Commission on the Arts Texas State Artist Nominee, Grammy Educator Nominee, and selection to the Fulbright Specialist Performing Artists Roster. He is included in both Marquis Who’s Who and Strathmore’s Who’s Who Publications. Mr. Oxford is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Chamber Music at the Texas State University School of Music. He is an Artist/Endorser for Eastman Saxophones and may be seen online at:


You can find William’s 2020 Talent Show Competition performance here.

You can find William’s 2020 Fall Music Competition performance here.