Charlie Chadwell is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Saxophone Performance at Oklahoma State University, where he serves as a teaching assistant for the music theory department and the saxophone studio. His musical involvement includes regular performances with the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Saxophone Octet, a jazz combo, and the Pyrrhic saxophone quartet.
A native of Austin, Texas, Chadwell received his undergraduate degree in music education from The University of Texas at Austin, where he had the fortune of studying with both Harvey Pittel and Stephen Page. As a sophomore at The University of Texas, Chadwell performed Concertino da Camera by Jacques Ibert with the UT Symphony Orchestra as winner of the winds and percussion concerto competition. He performed the same work again in 2015 as a winner of Oklahoma State University’s Symphony Orchestra concerto competition. In 2015 Chadwell performed with the Indarra Saxophone Quartet, which won second place nationally in the MTNA Chamber Music competition. During his time in Austin he worked regularly as an educator, teaching privately and working as a clinician for numerous high schools in the central Texas area.