Dr. Katrina Cox began her career as the Director of Choral Activities and Drama at Centralia High School in Southern Illinois. Over the past decade, she has created and implemented a wide array of music course curricula (e.g., class guitar and piano, choral methods, world music pedagogy), conducted a variety of academic, community, and church ensembles, served as a clinician for various community and festival choirs, and directed a multitude of theatrical productions.
Dr. Cox’s current research interests center on conductor, teacher, and collaborative expertise, community engagement in music, and impacts of instructional strategies on student performance outcomes. She maintains an active schedule presenting her research regionally, nationally, and internationally, and providing professional development for in-service teachers locally and nationally.
As Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at UNO, Dr. Cox teaches undergraduate and graduate music education and research courses, directs the Treble University and Nebraska Medical Choirs, supervises practicum students and clinical teachers, advises undergraduate music education majors, and serves as faculty advisor for the UNO student chapter of NAfME. She holds affiliations with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the International Society for Music Education (ISME), and the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), and is a member of the UNO Medical Humanities Faculty. (2023)