Mark Cox, associate professor of tuba and euphonium at Central Michigan University, holds the bachelor of music and doctorate of musical arts degrees in performance from the Eastman School of Music and the master of music degree in performance from Northwestern University. While attending the Eastman School of Music, he received the prestigious Performer's Certificate in tuba. Mark has performed with numerous professional organizations including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Midland, and Penfield Symphony Orchestras as principal tubist. He has performed with the Syracuse Symphony and the New World Symphony Orchestra as substitute tubist.
Mark has held faculty positions at the Eastman School of Music, State University of New York at Geneseo, and Nazareth College. He has held the position of tuba and euphonium instructor at the New England Music Camp; a summer music institute in Maine for talented high school musicians. Mark is a board member and has served as judge for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Solo Competition. He is a member of T.U.B.A. and the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. His teachers have included Cherry Beauregard, Arnold Jacobs, Ronald Bishop, Rex Conner, and Roger Bobo.
Mark has performed in most of the major concert halls in the United States, Germany, and Japan, and has performed with numerous international performers including Wynton Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, John Herle, James Galway, Shera Sherkaski, Jeffrey Jacob, J.J. Johnson and Max Roach. Mark can be heard on "Carnival" with Wynton Marsalis, "Pied Piper Fantasy" with James Galway, "Live in Osaka" with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Chorale works of Anton Bruckner with the Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale; Music of Ingolf Dahl with the New World Symphony Orchestra; and the music education series, "Jump Right In".
Mark gives seminars on teaching and performing as well as his popular seminar, "Proper Breathing Techniques for Musicians," throughout the United States. His students are active throughout Michigan and the United States, both as public school teachers and professional performers. His former students have won the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition; placed in the Artist Division of the Leonard Falcone International Solo Competition; are members of the top United States Army Band, Pershings' Own; and have had numerous solo performances around the nation.