Richard G. Cox Award

Our beloved Richard Cox passed away last December at the age of 92. He left behind not only an incredible legacy of choral excellence, but his love and benevolence for the whole of humanity. A scholar and supreme educator, a large portion of his work was geared towards his students, whom he loved dearly. We are pleased to name this new award after him and into perpetuity. It will be presented during the Friday evening concert of our Fall Conference.

I am fortunate to have known Richard for almost 40 years and will miss him. What a legacy he leaves, as a musician, a beloved professor, a colleague and a “family man.” Dozens of recent tributes on Facebook represent but a small sample of the people whose lives he touched. Rest well, my friend.

--Hilary Apfelstadt, ACDA Interim Executive Director

UNC Greensboro Faculty 1983 – 1993

NC-ACDA Treasurer 1984 – 1989;

President 1989 – 1991

Lara Hoggard Award recipient - 1993

The "Richard G. Cox Outstanding Emerging Choral Director Award"

This award is for conductors who have:

  • Ten or fewer years of conducting experience

  • Established high performance and choral repertoire standards

  • Promotion of choral music in the community

  • Consistent ACDA membership

  • Attends and supports ACDA functions and state-wide activities

Nominations are being accepted through September 1

The winner will be presented with the award at our Fall Conference. 

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If you have any questions about this award, please email Awards Co-Chair, Anne Saxon. midpatch@aol.com