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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

My Name Is: Roderick Cox

Roderick Cox, conductor Josh Kohanek
2min : My Name Is: Roderick Cox

Conductor Roderick Cox is a trailblazer. Cox was named the Minnesota Orchestra's associate conductor in 2016 and is the 2018 recipient of the Sir George Solti Conducting Award, the most prestigious award for young American conductors. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Cox started his journey as a French horn player and aspiring music teacher. The college curriculum and his love of a challenge eventually led him to trade in his horn for a conductor's baton. Cox has conducted orchestras all over the world. He has conducted such orchestras as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra and the Madrid Excelentia. Currently, Cox is finishing up his third and final season with the Minnesota Orchestra.

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