After a long career as a professor of music, Harding University, Patricia Huff Cox retired and moved to Springfield in 2010. Dr. Cox has a B.S. in music education from Texas Woman’s University, an M.Ed. with an emphasis in music from Harding University, and a Ph.D. in music education from the University of North Texas. Patricia has played violin and viola in symphony orchestras including Ft. Worth, Abilene, Huntsville, AL, Pine Bluff, AR, and the Delta Symphony of Jonesboro. She began her career as an elementary music teacher for the first Orff program in Texas. Later, she directed the middle school orchestra and choir, the Harding University Orchestra and String Quartet, the Searcy String Quartet, and the White County Youth Orchestra. She was a founding board member of the Searcy Community School of Music and appointed to the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Council. Dr. Cox has published numerous articles in research journals and music education magazines. She has 4 children and 8 grandchildren and continues to teach privately and to help supervise music student teachers for MSU.
by | Dec 14, 2020
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