Professor of Music, University of Dayton

Dr. Donna Cox, professor of music at the University of Dayton, is a graduate of Washington University St. Louis where she received the Ph.D. and M.M. degrees in Performance Practices: Choral Conducting and the University of Dayton where she earned the M.A. in Theological Studies. Dr. Cox has performed and taught in various parts of the world, including Jamaica, Hawaii, Prague, Italy, and Ghana. Her scholarly research includes publications in The African American Lectionary, The Journal of Black Sacred Music, Triad, Rejoice!, Ethnomusicology, chapters in the books, Mastering The Art of Success and Black Women In The Academy: Promises and Perils and articles published in the Encyclopedia Of Gospel Music. Rev. Cox has authored several books; her most recent is a prayer journal, Meeting Space: One On One With God. She regularly conducts workshops and symposia celebrating the works and lives of African American composers and arrangers. She has gained recognition throughout the academic community for elevating the study of gospel music within the college curricula. A much-sought lecturer, her sessions have been presented at professional conferences across the United States and in several parts of the world including the International Society for Music Education World Congress (Scotland, Portugal, Brazil), International Conference on The Arts In Society (Venice, Nepal), and the Christian Congregational Music Conference in England. Rev. Cox discovered a passion for multicultural worship and is completing requirements for certification in Ethnodoxology. She is ordained by the American Baptist Churches USA.

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    Professor of Music, University of Dayton