KATIE COX grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska spending summers fishing, camping, hiking, identifying wildflowers, and playing the flute around her home state. Upon moving to New York, she has already established herself within the new music community. An active chamber musician, Cox co-founded the award winning Quintessential Winds, a Los Angeles-based wind quintet. In addition to a busy performing schedule, she is also a dedicated educator having taught at Amuse Music Center and Idyllwild Arts Camp. She has recently co-founded Wild Shore Festival for New Music in Homer, Alaska, acting as a performing artist as well as the organization’s communications director. While a member of Quintessential Winds, she won the 2010 Beverly Hills audition and was featured in several chamber music series including Music by the Sea and The Previews. She was a finalist in several National Flute Association Competitions and The Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Cox has performed with the National Professional Flute Choir, Fargo/Moorhead Opera Company, Beverly Hills Chamber Music Institute, Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Festival, and Chamber Music Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She earned a B.M. from Concordia College studying under Deborah Harris and her M.M. at California State University, Long Beach with John Barcellona. Other primary teachers have included Dorli McWayne, Susan Greenberg, and Rena Urso-Trapani. www.katieleighcox.com