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About Dr. Michael Cox

Michael Cox is an ASCAP award winning composer, conductor, pianist, and educator. He is currently Composer-in-Residence at Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas. In 2009 he retired as Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's (SWBTS) School of Church Music. Prior to joining the faculty at Southwestern in the fall of 1990, Dr. Cox taught conducting, composition, and music theory at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

As a composer, Dr. Cox has hundreds of published works in generes including choral music, piano music, orchestral music, instrumental, etc. He has received the Standard Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) every year since 1987. He receives numerous commissions and requests for his choral and instrumental church music, and was honored as the commissioned composer for the Texas Music Teachers Association Conference. In addition to his work as a composer, he has an extensive background in choral and orchestral conducting. He served as director of the Bison Glee Club at Oklahoma Baptist University for 13 years, and was the conductor for the annual Concerto Aria competition featuring OBU students performing with members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Cox has traveled extensively conducting choral clinics accross the country. In his spare time Dr. Cox works as a music copyist and engraver.

Since moving to Fort Worth, Dr. Cox has been guest conductor for the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving. He also served as the director of the Southwestern Seminary Men's Chorus.

Dr. Cox received a Bachelor of Music degree with honors in piano performance from Oklahoma Baptist University, the Master of Music in orchestral conducting from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and the Doctor of Music in composition from Florida State University in Tallahassee.


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