Music Department

John CoxJohn K. Cox

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music  

B.A., Musicology (Minor: Conducting), Oberlin College/Conservatory, 1999
M.M., Choral Conducting, University of Oregon, 2002
M.A., Music History, University of Oregon, 2003
DMA, Choral Conducting and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 

Conducting, performance practice, voice, renaissance music, baroque music. 

John K. Cox is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Reed College. He directs the Reed Chorus and Collegium Musicum in addition to teaching classes in music theory, folk music, and early music. Prior to Reed, he was Lecturer of Choral and Orchestral Music at Union College in Schenectady, NY. A specialist in Renaissance and Baroque performance practice, Dr. Cox’s recent scholarship focuses on Roman sacred music from the late-seventeenth century.  He is currently preparing a critical edition of the psalm settings of Alessandro Melani (1639–1703). In 2017, the Reed Collegium performed several of these works as a part of the Boston Early Music Festival, and the project received the Early Music America College Development Grant. As a vocalist, John performs regularly with Capella Romana and the GRAMMY-nominated Skylark Ensemble, whose recent Christmas album Winter’s Night includes his editions of music by Gregorio Allegri and Giovanni Bernardino Nanino.