Judith Saxton enjoys a multi-faceted career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and educator. As a Conn Selmer clinician and brass and percussion chair at UNC School of the Arts, she concertizes and partners with her organ and piano colleagues, including for her ITG solo cd Contest and Concert Pieces for Trumpet. Featured as soloist and principal solo cornet for North Carolina Brass Band’s 2014 cd First in Flight, she is principal for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, VA’s Blue Ridge Music Festival, New York Women’s Ensemble, UNCSA and Southeast Chamber Brass.
A graduate of Mansfield (PA) and Northwestern Universities, her most influential teachers were Vincent Cichowicz, Arnold Jacobs, William Scarlett, Susan Slaughter and Michael Galloway. Chamber and recording credits include Wichita Brass Quintet, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Tromba Mundi, Millar and Monarch Brass ensemble, and Crystal, Koss, Proto, Novitas, Moravian Music Foundation and MSR Classics labels. Previously Ms. Saxton was principal and soloist with Hong Kong Philharmonic, Illinois, Wichita and Key West Symphonies, Chicago Chamber Orchestra; guest principal for St. Louis and extra for Chicago Symphony. Board affiliations: EMF, International Trumpet Guild, National Trumpet Competition, International Women’s Brass Conference and US Fulbright. She taught as tenured Associate Professor at Wichita State University, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Illinois Wesleyan Universities. May 2015, she graduated from her Alexander Technique training program.