John K. Cox
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Division of the Arts
John K. Cox is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and serves as director of the Reed Chorus and Collegium Musicum. Prior to Reed he spent five years as Director of Performance at Union College in Schenectady, NY. He holds degrees from Oberlin College (B. A., Musicology), University of Oregon (M.M., Choral Conducting and M.A., Music History), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (D.M.A., Choral Conducting and Literature). John’s research focuses on 17th- and 18th-century Italian Sacred Music. He is currently preparing a critical edition of the psalm settings of Alessandro Melani (1639-1703). Recently, a performance of his edition of Melani’s Lauda anima mea was broadcast on Boston’s WBUR. While in Eugene, John served as Apprentice Conductor of the Eugene Symphony under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Assistant Conductor of the Eugene Symphony Chorus under Sharon Paul, and music director of the Eugene Chamber Singers. He has been a guest conductor of the University of Oregon and University of Illinois Symphonies. Active as a singer as well as conductor, John is a core member of the Skylark Ensemble, and has been a soloist with Crescendo, The Cantilena Chamber Choir, and All Saints Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in Albany, NY.