Michael Cox

Michael Cox has recently retired after nineteen years as professor of Music Theory and Composition at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  At Southwestern Seminary, he directed the Men's Chorus from 1993-2003 and the Southwestern Singers from 2006-2009.  Prior to joining the faculty at Southwestern, Cox was an associate professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University where he taught conducting and music theory, and served as director of the Bison Glee Club for thirteen years. He is currently Director of the Chancel Choir and Composer in Residence at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.  As an adjunct faculty member at Dallas Baptist University, he has taught orchestration, counterpoint, advanced analysis, choral arranging, composition and music theory.

Cox received a B.M. with honors in piano performance from Oklahoma Baptist University, a M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a D.M. in Composition from Florida State University in Tallahassee.Dr. Cox has composed and published numerous sacred choral and instrumental works for use in the church.  His seventh keyboard collection, titled All Glory, Laud and Honor, was published by Shawnee Press.  More recently, his compositional efforts have focused upon larger works for festival size choir and orchestra.  His Deo Gratias was recorded by the Southwestern Seminary Oratorio Chorus and Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra. 

His latest effort in this genre is an eight-movement work for tenor soloist, choir and orchestra titled Symphonic Psalms.  In the Fall of 2005, Dr. Cox was invited to be a guest composer for the New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio where his new work, I Sought the Lord, was performed by the 150-voice BGSU (Bolling Green State University) Men's Chorus.  Dr. Cox is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers and has received their Standard Award every year since 1987.  Dr. Cox's international ministry opportunities as guest composer and conductor have included trips to Seoul, Korea, and Vitoria and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  

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