Welcome

Bien venue.  Welcome: Be well and come explore the various parts of my professional life. I invite you to meander through each page and gain inspiration to tell your personal story through your instrument. I hope that by sharing my varied experiences as a trumpet performer and teacher of Brass and Alexander Technique  (Certified 2015) you’ll gather some new ideas on defining your own voice.  Practice, on trumpet and storytelling, never hurts!

Saxton/Olsen Duo compact disc is now available!  Purchase your 2021 hope-filled soundscape HERE

Landfall features the Saxton Olsen duo performing works including standard Baroque repertoire, two recording premieres, spirituals, and my composition “Landfall” written specifically for this recording – and more. When you purchase the CD, you receive an elegant 6-page wallet surrounding you in the environment of the recording and  background about the artists, music and the recording process.

Digital downloads of the CD and individual tracks are now available at saxtonolsenduo.hearnow.com 

To purchase our Saxton Olsen Duo Landfall CD and/or Saxton’s compositions Landfall or Lament For Our Times click here.

Click here for more Landfall audio and Saxton composition samples 

Saxton Olsen Duo

Saxton Olsen Duo

Judith Saxton, trumpet and Timothy Olsen, organ have been collaborating together for over a decade in the Saxton Olsen Duo, formed while colleagues at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. They have performed throughout the United States for evening and lunchtime concert series and duo recitals at East coast universities. They have commissioned pieces for their duo both through competitions and connections and they relish presenting those within their eclectic mix of repertoire. 

The Saxton Olsen duo is known for their imaginative programming and creative use of colors; their performances are powerfully thought-provoking and dramatically provocative as well as surprisingly quirky and tongue-in cheek. The wide sound- range possible between the Organ’s vast registration choices and an array of different trumpets and mutes creates a sonically supercharged event, one limited only by their combined creative imagination. LANDFALL marks their second recording collaboration. Their first duo CD, The American and French Muses (2017), was issued on the Raven label.

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You’ll notice that each item, event, and experience outlined in the Performance and Teaching menu impacts the next, as everything is interconnected – – wellness, breathing, body use, playing, emoting, musicianship, performing, recording, composing, and story-telling. We are as interconnected as those aspects of brass playing are, and we all impact each other in our shared quest: to strengthen our chosen voice, whether it be trumpet or brass playing, poetry, singing or writing. Here’s to a shared vision to change our world for the better through the power of MUSIC!