Christman Cox, Eleanor
Adjunct Instructor of Cello
Last Updated: 8/26/15 -
Performing on both modern and baroque cello, Eleanor Christman Cox has performed in a variety of venues, ranging from Jeune Orchestre Atlantique to the American Baroque Orchestra to the Madison Symphony to Choral Arts Philadelphia to a Skaggs family country and bluegrass concert. She has also appeared as a chamber musician in concert series at the University of Wisconsin, the Hill School, and Ripon College, the University of Utah, and at a meeting of the American Bach Society, in the performance of a newly discovered C.P.E. Bach cantata. A proponent of new music, Ms. Cox has enjoyed working with composers John Harbison, David Dies, David Ludwig, and with Stephen Dembski during the writing and revisions of various dance movements for solo cello, premiered by Ms. Cox as a complete suite. Ms. Cox earned her BM in cello performance from Indiana University with Helga Winold and Emilio Colon, where she received the Jacob’s School of Music Dean’s Award, and her DMA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she studied with Uri Vardi. Her dissertation explored the use of baroque performance practice to teach the fundamentals of harmony and musicianship to young cellists, a subject she continues to research and write about. Ms. Cox lives and performs in the Salt Lake City area, where is the founder of a program that brings music to veterans who are no longer mobile enough to attend performances. She is also an adjunct instructor of cello at Utah Valley University and at the Salt Lake Community College.