Dennis K. Cox received the B.M.E. in Vocal Music Education from the University of Nebraska, the M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Colorado, the M.A. in Music Education from West Virginia University, and the D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the Conservatory of Music of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to assuming his position as Director of Choral Activities in 1978 at the University of Maine, Dr. Cox was Assistant Professor of Music at Salem International University in West Virginia, and taught vocal music in Colorado and Nebraska. Dr. Cox is a frequent guest clinician who has conducted festival choruses in 26 states, Canada, and Europe.
The University Singers, under his direction, tour the Northeastern United States for one week each spring and tour abroad once every four years. The Ensemble has performed for both M.E.N.C. and A.C.D.A. conferences. Dr. Cox is director for University of Maine choirs, who perform major choral-orchestral works each spring with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Cox is a past president of the Maine chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.