Conductor Brian Cox was born in Berlin, Germany, and has resided in the state of Delaware most of his life. He received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Delaware in tuba performance, and studied conducting and composition at Temple University. As an instrumentalist, Mr. Cox has performed with many of the leading ensembles in the Delaware Valley, including the Delaware Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Opera Delaware, Reading Symphony, and the Curtis Institute Orchestra. He is an accomplished musician on several instruments in nearly all genres. As a conductor, Mr. Cox has led many of the region’s orchestras and concert bands, as well as orchestras for opera and musical theatre. Since 1999, Mr. Cox has been director of music and fine arts department chair at Salesianum School in Wilmington. In that capacity, he serves as instrumental and general music teacher, conducts concert, marching and jazz bands, orchestra for musical theatre, brass choir, and music for school liturgy. In 2015, Mr. Cox received the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Chicago. The award stems from a student-driven nomination process, and honors educators who have changed, challenged or helped their students towards intellectual growth. Mr. Cox has served as the Education Concert Coordinator for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Director of Education and Music Librarian for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.