Winner of the 2013 Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize from the Aspen Music Festival, Roderick Cox is the 2014 Project Inclusion Conducting Fellow with the Chicago Sinfonietta. He served for two years as the Assistant Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra. A native of Macon, Georgia, he has been recognized nationally as a gifted young conductor, described as "uncommonly talented” and "extremely musical."
Roderick was recently featured in an interview, along with his performance of Brahms Symphony No. 2, on American Public Media’s award winning show, “Performance Today” with Fred Child. He has served as cover conductor for the Atlanta, St. Louis, and Minnesota Symphony Orchestras. In 2013, he conducted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of maestro David Robertson as one of four conductors selected by the League of American Orchestras. He was chosen as the 2012 David Effron Conducting Fellow at the Chautauqua Music Festival in New York where he studied with Timothy Muffitt. Roderick was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, and for two consecutive summers by Marin Alsop as a conductor to attend the Conductors Guild Conductor/Composer Training Workshop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
Roderick earned his Master of Music degree in conducting from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His conducting teachers have been Mallory Thompson and Victor Yampolsky, Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff, Mei-Ann Chen, and Adrian Gnam. In May 2009, Roderick graduated summa cum laude from Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in music education.
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