Vitae

Professional History
Chair/Professor University of Dayton July 2001 – July 2008
Professor, University of Dayton 1990 – present

Education
Institution Field(s) of Concentration Dates Degree

University of Dayton Theological Studies, 2008 M.A.
Washington University Performance Practices: Choral Conducting 1986 Ph.D.
Washington University Performance Practices: Choral Conducting 1982 M.M.
Howard University Music Education 1979-80 post-grad studies
Virginia Union University Music Education 1979 B.A.

College/University Service
Committees

Leadership UD Development Team, Fall 2007 – current
Search Committee Advisory Council: Director of Information Technology for the
College of Arts & Sciences, Winter 2005
Black Faculty Association (Committee Convener), 1990 – present
Provost’s Ad hoc Committee on Promotions, 2004 – 2006
President’s Diversity and Inclusion Team (Member, Institutional Steering Team), 2005-08
Humanities Chair Search Committee, Fall 2004
Graul Endowed Chair Search Committee, Fall 2000, Fall 2004
Leadership UD Recruitment and Selection Committee, 2004-05
Faculty Hearing Committee on Grievances, 2002-06
Vice President for Enrollment Management Search Committee, 2003-04
ArtStreet Planning and Development Committee, 2001-2004
President’s Committee on Diversity In Community (Chair, Diversity Plans Committee),2000-05
Student Life Council, 1993-1998
Faculty Board (Secretary, Chair, Rights and Governance Subcommittee) 1995-98, 1999-2001 Academic Senate (Academic Policies Subcommittee, Academic Calendar Planning Committee),
1998-2001
Lily Advisory Council (Faculty Grants subcommittee), 2001-04
Provost Search Committee, 1996
University Diversity Task Force (Diversity Fellow), 1995-99

Other
Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity Faculty Advisor, 1995 – present
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Faculty Advisor, 1991 – present

Representative Professional Activities

Membership in Professional Organizations
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity In American Higher Education
National Advisory Council 2007 – 2009
National Association of Schools of Music 2001 – present
National Re-accreditation Evaluator (an invited position)
Elected District 5 secretary 2003
Music Educators National Conference 1979 – present
Conference presenter, session moderator
Ohio Music Education Association 1990 – present
Chair, Multicultural Awareness Committee 1994 – 1999
Conference Planning Committee
Dayton 1996, Cincinnati 1999
American Choral Directors Association 1996 – 2000
Conference presenter, session moderator
Ohio Choral Directors Association 1996 – 2000
Chair, Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives Committee 1997 – 1999
National Association for the Study and Performance of
African American Music 1979 – present
International Association of Jazz Educators 1992 – 1999
Session moderator

Publications
1. Books and Monographs

Angels Encamped About Me: Provision In The Wilderness, Personal Best Ministries Press, 2007.

Art Songs and Spirituals By African American Composers, annotated collection of works by fifteen living African American composers, in progress. Publication expected Fall 2008.

Gospel Songs Your Choir Will Love To Sing: An Annotated Resource Guide, Personal Best Ministries Press, 2006.

Music In The Curriculum: An Integrative Approach, Erudition Press, 2000.

Eurocentric Hegemony In The College Music Curriculum: Black Women Music Professors Sing The Blues, Black Women In The Academy: Promise and Perils, University Press of Florida, edited by Dr. Lois Benjamin, 1997 (103-114).

2. Articles

Five Entries: Revival I, Revival II, Grandparents’ Day, Missions, Vocations Sunday, African American Online Lectionary, Vanderbilt, 2008

Seven entries: John P. Kee, Fred Hammond, Sacred Songs of the Negro, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Yolanda Adams, Walter Hawkins, Love Center Choir, Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music, Routledge, New York, 2005.

Conducting Gospel Music, Triad, May-June 2001, Volume LXVIII, Number 6,
(21-25).

An Invitation To Step Into A New Culture, (29)
Lift Every Voice And Sing: Black National Anthem Unit Study, (41-42).
Multicultural Choral Literature: Directors’ Choices, (47-54).
Triad, May-June 2000, Volume LXVII, Number 6. I also coordinated this Special Focus Issue of the Triad.

Celebration! The University of Dayton The First One Hundred and Fifty Years, Compact Disc, 2000.

Seven entries: Take 6, Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, Thomas Andrew Dorsey, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Gospel Music, 20th Century Music Encyclopedia, M.E. Sharpe Company, London, 2000.

3. Performance-related Scholarship
3A. Conducting

ß Fox Valley Music Festival, Wheaton, Ill, April 29-30, 2007
ß Honors Women’s Choir Conductor, Georgia Music Educators Conference, Savannah, GA, March 2006
ß Honors Choir Conductor, Inaugural Conference Gospel Choir, Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 2005
ß Guest Conductor, West Lake United Methodist Church, Festival of African American Sacred Music, April 1-3, 2004
ß Guest Conductor Honors Choir, American Choral Directors Association Conference, March 7-9, 2002
ß Fox Valley Music Festival, Wheaton, Ill, April 27-29, 2002
ß Workshops and conducting Kettering Children’s Choir, March 16, May 18-19, 2002
ß Pennsylvania Music Education Association conference, Cultural Diversity Ensemble, April 15-16, 1999
ß Conductor, American Choral Directors Association National Conference, Chicago, Ill, Feb. 25-27, 1999

3B. Adjudications
Music In The Parks, 2004, 2003,2001, 2000, 1999
Glen Este High School Choral Camp, 2002, 2000
Dayton Catholic Schools, 1990 – 2001
Singing At The Summit 2000

3C. Recitals
ß Faculty Recital, University of Dayton, October 5, 2002.
ß Solo Recital, Bluffton College, June 14, 2002
ß National Theatre of Ghana, West Africa, Recital, June 9, 2001
ß Montgomery County Medical Association Inaugural Dinner, January 13, 2001
ß Recital, Pennsylvania State University, Celebration of African American Spirituals,
February 4-6, 2000
ß Recital Findlay, Ohio, January 24, 1999
ß Joint Recital with Lyn Ritz, April 20, 1999
ß Wright State University, Art of Black Music Recital, May 13, 1999.
ß Solo recital, Dublin, Ireland, Irish American Barbecue, July 4, 1999
ß African American Women Composers, Feminist Theory & Music, London, England, July 9, 1999.
ß Solo Recital, St. Werburgh’s Church, Dublin, Ireland, July 28, 1999
ß Faculty Recital, The Music of Lena Johnson and Undine Moore,
September 19, 1999

3D. Addresses/Lectures

ß Worship Leader,  United Theological Seminary Preaching Intensive (Dayton, OH), Preaching Apocalyptic, August 4-6, 2008

ß Workshop Presenter, College Music Society (Atlanta, GA), A Dynamic Diversity Tool: Music As A Vehicle for Discussions on Differences,September 27, 2008

ß Pre-Conference Institute Presenter, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity In American Higher Education (San Francisco), Using the Arts As A Vehicle for Discussions on Differences, 1.5 day institute, May 27-28, 2008

ß Workshop Presenter National Conference on Race and Ethnicity In American Higher Education (San Francisco), Using the Arts As A Vehicle for Discussions on Differences, major workshop, June 2, 2007
ß Session Presenter University of Maryland Symposium on African American Women In Music, performed in session on music by African American women composers, historical perspective on African American music and led panel on the creativity of four national artists, March 29-31, 2007
ß Session Presenter Ohio Music Educators Association Conference, Understanding Culture: Looking Within to Understand Others, February 9, 2007
ß Session Presenter Georgia Music Educators Conference, Gospel Music for Choral Conductors, More Than A Song: The Spiritual As a Solo Song, January 26, 2006
ß Session Presenter Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Jazz Meets Gospel: A Look At The Shared History, January 28, 3006
ß Conference Coordinator African American Women Composers Symposium, University of Dayton, March 4-6, 2006
ß Workshop Presenter National Conference on Race and Ethnicity In American Higher Education (Chicago), Using the Arts As A Vehicle for Discussions on Differences, major workshop, June 2, 2006
ß Panel Discussant National Association of Schools of Music, Non-tenured Faculty Teaching Core Curriculum, November 19, 2006
ß Keynote Address New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Sanford, NC, College Is Not Optional, November 12, 2006
ß Session Presenter Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, The Spiritual As A Solo Song: Historical and Musical Perspective,
February 4, 2005
ß Session Presenter Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, The Spiritual As A Solo Song: Historical and Musical Perspective,
February 4, 2005
ß Session Presenter College Music Society Conference, San Francisco, Gospel Music- The Forsaken Music In The Academy: An Introduction To Its History and Performance Practices, November 6, 2004
ß Pre-concert Lecture Musica! Concert, Reflections on American Spirituals, October 24, 2004
ß Session Presenter Academic Chairpersons Conference, Orlando, FL, I Blew It and I Knew It: How To Recover from Administrative Mistakes, February 4, 2004
ß Session Presenter Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference, Erie, PA, Introduction to Improvisation In Gospel Music, Conducting Gospel Music, Multicultural Childrens Songs and Games, April 22-25, 2004
ß Session Presenter Ohio Music Education Association Conference, June 24-27, 2003
ß Session Presenter Music Educators National Conference, Portland, OR,
February 14-16, 2003
ß Graduate Seminar Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD, , Multicultural Materials for the Classroom, The Spiritual and Gospel songs for the General Music Classroom, March 29, 2003
ß Panelist National Association of Schools of Music, Seattle, WA, Worship and Praise, November 25, 2002
ß Session Presenter Music Educators National Conference, Nashville, TN, April 11, 12, 2002
ß Graduate Seminar Bluffton University, Ohio, African American Music, June 15, 2002
ß Session Presenter American Music Therapy Association Conference, Atlanta, Four-hour continuing education class, Gospel Music Techniques for Music Therapists, and one hour general session, Introduction to Vocal Improvisation, October 31-November 2, 2002
ß Session Presenter IMEA/Menc Peoria. Illinois, Gospel Music Style, January 27, 2001
ß Masterclasses Chicago Children’s Choir Workshops, February 9-12, 2001
ß Masterclass Providence-St Mel School , Chicago, Illinois, February 11, 2001
ß Masterclasses Sacred Heart Church of Ho, West Africa, May 25-27, 2001
ß Masterclasses IndigenAfrika Youth Orchestra, Accra, Ghana, West Africa,
May 24-25, 29, 2001
ß Masterclasses Winneba Youth Choir, Winneba, Ghana, West Africa,
May 30 – June 2, 2001
ß Masterclasses Winneba Teachers College, Ghana, West Africa,
May 30 -June 2, 2001


3E. Selected Ensemble Performances

Ebony Heritage Singers concert tour to Honolulu, Hawaii March 12- 21, 2004
Ebony Heritage Singers concert tour to Rome, Florence and March 8-16, 2003
Fossano, Italy
Taylor University Performing Artist Series, Upland IN EHS January 15, 2001
IMEA/Menc Peoria. Illinois EHS January 27, 2001
OMEA Columbus Concert EHS February 2, 2001
Dayton Peace Accord, Concert for Peace, Dayton, Ohio November 13, 1999
St. Werburgh’s historic church, Dublin, Ireland UD Summer Singers ’98
Ireland-American Barbecue and Barndance, UD Summer Singers ’98
Walton’s Music School, Dublin, Ireland UD Summer Singers ’98
Marianist High School in County Dublin UD Summer Singers ’98
Opening ceremony for the Tour de France, Dublin UD Summer Singers ’98

Professional Honors, Fellowships, Listings, Awards, and Research Support
Honors & Awards:

University of Dayton College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Service Award Winner, 2004

Montgomery County Culture Works Individual Artist Fellowship ($7500 – Masters Level) for outstanding work as performer/scholar in African American Sacred Music, 2002
Funded Grants:
UD Committee on Diversity in Community Grant $1000 2004
Montgomery County Regional Arts & Cultural District $7125 2003
UD Committee on Diversity in Community Grant $1000 2003
Montgomery County Regional Arts & Cultural District $5600 2000
Sesquicentennial Grant: William Dawson Centennial Celebration $8000 1999
Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Grant $500 1999
International Studies Research Grant $1500 1999
Ohio Humanities Council Grant $1000 1998
Research Council Grant $3999 1998
Montgomery County Regional Arts & Cultural District $9000 1997

Civic and Community Activities
Kettering Childrens’ Choir, Board of Trustees, Dayton, Ohio, 2004 – 2006
We Care Arts, Board of Trustees, Dayton, Ohio, 2004 – 2006
Dayton Bach Society, Board of Trustees, Dayton, Ohio 1998-2003
American Baptist Association Annual Meeting Planning (music planner), 2000
Omega Baptist Church, 1993- present
Associate Minister, 1995 – present
Minister of Music, 1993-1996
Youth Council, 2003-04
In-take Task Force, Chair, 1999
Leader, Marriage Builders Ministry, 1996- present
Ohio Department of Education Arts Advisory Committee, 1997-1999

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6 Responses

  1. Hello family of God,love,peace, and grace to you beloved souls winners and chosen servants of OUR Master Pastor,
    Greetings to you in his Grace hopes that you are doing great in serving the Great Shepherd in reaching more and more for His Kingdom and revealing the TRUTH of the risen MESSIAH to this dying world and we shall be blessed to come to TRUE BELIEVING CHURCH AND COMING HOME.

    I am Pastor. Daniel Moses from Kenya . I am happy to let you know that i have been greatly re freshed, thrilled, blessed,inspired,spiritualy charged and touched by reading your webpage which contains the TRUTH OFTHE RISEN MESSIAH Please would you pray and see if the HOLY SPIRITcan lead you to Kenya to share with us the LOVE of JESUS the Messiah AND WE WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF THAT COMMUNITY OF FAITH, We :shall be honored to work with you too and even your families and we have found wonderful and rich truths and IFstudied well it will bring CHANGE to this lifeless world, hopeless world and point them to the devine destiny for JESUS and UNFOLD THE BLINDNESS OF HIS PEOPLE, AS WE BRETHREN join HANDS TOGETHER TO FEED THE POOR IN SPIRIT AND THE HUNGRY FOR THE WORD AND God WILL REWARD you. please Brethren we shall be happy and blessed to hear from you, as we fellowship together,we earnestly,thirst,desire,hunger and humbly look forward please, please,please servant of God not only read from you BUT too to work together and affiliate us to your ministry AND KNOW THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF JesusTHE MESSIAH AND KNOW HIM INTIMATELY.

    God bless you,keep you and find fresh victories in the Name of JESUS.

    Pastor Daniel and Loyce joyfully serving the Lord

  2. Donna
    This website has been such a blessing to me this morning. More than you know. God bless and it’s been my pleasure getting to know you.

  3. Donna,

    I am trying to locate a friend with your name from long ago. We would both be 50 today which made me hope you might be her. Was your father ever in the Airforce and stationed at Rhein Main Airbase in Germany in the early 70’s? Cox would have been my friend’s maiden name. Mine was Belinda Harper at the time. Just thought you might be my long lost friend.

    Thanks,
    Belinda Robertson

  4. REV. DR. COX, I MET YOU IN CINCINNATI 3 YRS AGO. THE YOUNG CHOIR THAT U TAUGHT AND DIRECTED BLESSED ME SO. I HAVE TAUGHT A COUPLE OF YOUR SONGS TO OUR CHURCH CHOIR. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LEGACY YOU ARE MAKING AND WILL LEAVE. THERE WILL BE NONE LIKE YOU. YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. MY PIANO INSTRUCTOR IS NOW 97 AND IS STILL TEACHING AND PLAYING…LEAVING HER LEGACY AND CONSTANTLY REMINDING ME TO DO THE SAME. BE BLESSED MY SISTER IN CHRIST. ZET YARBOUGH

  5. You go girl! God is good.
    Your California Connection

  6. Donna, I love your sites. Your vitae is smashing!
    You have more than enough accomplishments for just being 50.

    May God bless every endeavor.

    Larry

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