Judith Saxton enjoys an international career as a versatile and sought-after orchestral, solo and chamber performer. In the 2010 season, she performed principal with the St. Louis Symphony on a set of subscription concerts. In November 2011 she will perform principal in the inaugural concert of the International Women's Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. In the summers, Ms. Saxton is on Eastern Music Festival faculty and principal and soloist with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. She performs regularly with the North Carolina, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Roanoke and Maryland symphonies and an array of chamber organizations on the eastern seaboard. A Conn-Selmer clinician, Judith is an active recitalist with both piano and organ, and a frequent soloist with bands and orchestras across the globe. For several seasons, she was principal and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Chicago Chamber Orchestra and with Wichita and Key West/South Florida Symphonies concurrently. She performed frequently with the Chicago and Grant Park Symphonies and the CSO brass quintet and held full-time spots in seven Chicago orchestras. Judith was also in demand for numerous shows, commercials, recording sessions, big bands and combos.
Chamber credits include the Southeast Chamber Brass, UNCSA Brass Quintet, Jazz Septet, Wichita Brass quintet, the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Sierra Brass, Tromba Mundi, Millar and Monarch Brass ensembles. Her most recent recording Contest and Concert Pieces for Trumpet was issued free to the 5,500 International Trumpet Guild (ITG) members in March, 2011. Other recordings are with Crystal, Koss, Proto, Novitas, MSR and Moravian Music Foundation labels
Ms. Saxton serves on the Fulbright National Screening Committee. She holds board memberships with ITG, National Trumpet Competition and served several terms for the International Women's Brass Conference. She has written articles for the Brass Herald and ITG Journal. Her degrees are in Music Education from Mansfield University and Master of Music from Northwestern University. Saxton's teachers include Vincent Cichowicz, Arnold Jacobs, William Scarlett, Susan Slaughter and Michael Galloway. Most recently, she was Artist Faculty for Lieksa Brass Week, Finland, and Associate Professor at Wichita State University. She taught previously at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Illinois Wesleyan and Northeastern Illinois Universities. Since arriving at UNCSA in 2006, she has served as Brass Coordinator. Her students can be found performing and teaching around the world.