Luther College to host trumpet soloist Judith Saxton

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Judith Saxton, trumpet, will perform a guest recital, featuring Luther College faculty artists Miko Kominami and John Cord, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

Saxton will also hold a master class at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Orchestra Rehearsal Room in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Saxton is an international trumpet soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She is also an educator who recently traveled to China, Greece, the U.K., Italy and Brazil to teach trumpet. She is on the Eastern Music Festival faculty, principal for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, and can be heard on more than 20 recordings. She is a frequent soloist for new works, known for her studio work and regularly records sessions from Chicago to Hong Kong.

Saxton is a graduate of Mansfield and Northwestern Universities, and her teachers include Vincent Cichowicz, Arnold Jacobs, Susan Slaughter and Michael Galloway. She is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher, which attempts to help instrumentalists and singers to perform with less stress and likelihood of injury.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.