Richard H. Cox

Dr. RICHARD H. COX holds earned doctorates in medicine, psychology and theology, as well as having been granted three honorary doctorates, one from the World Health Organization (D.Sc.). He is internationally known for his work with students and professionals in many fields, including music performance, for which many consider him among the few experts in this area. Some of his endorsements appear below. He appears on a regular basis for workshops and clinics at the National Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild, Association of Concert Bands, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and numerous music schools and universities. Dr. Cox is an Artist/Educator for the Conn-Selmer Steinway Corp. 

He has studied trumpet with such notables as Renold Schilke, Ron Modell, Dennis Edlebrock, Fred Powell, and Frank Kaderabek, Alan Hood, and Bill Adam. He has performed in the cathedrals of UK and Europe, conducted in the Royal Music Hall, Manchester, England. He has also studied, voice, organ, and piano and has performed on the pipe organ for a banquet in the Queen’s Dining Room at Oxford University (UK).

Dr. Cox is especially known for his work integrating medicine, psychology and music to help students and professionals with performance challenges. He is the author of three books on music performance.

“Dr.Cox is one of the few nationally known specialists who has worked clinically in the field of performance anxiety. His common sense, creative approach is inspirational” – Dr. Dennis Edlebrock, Exec. Dir., National Trumpet Competition

“During my 40 years of teaching I had my students read two texts per year. Cox’s book (Managing Your Head and Body so You Can Become a Good Musician, without question, would have been first for every student. The connections he has made between playing a musical instrument well and living a life to its fullest are of infinite value to the young mind, as well as the old…” Prof. Ron Modell, Northern Illinois University, Principal, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Emeritus)

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Richard Cox serve as a guest lecturer each summer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts…a remarkable source that every musician should not be without”, Dr. Michael Albaugh, Dir. Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts.