Saxton is the Director of nu ensemble, the contemporary music ensemble at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Formed in 2008, the nu ensemble provides outstanding UNCSA students with experience in performing art music that reflects current trends and cultural thinking. Centered on 21st century repertoire, nu also engages with composers from the recent past who have had a profound effect on contemporary music. Through intensive rehearsals, background readings and studies, the members of nu come to grips with the work of our time, giving them the tools and experience to have a positive impact on the music of the future.

Read about past performances