Dr. Eleanor Cox, cello

Dr. Eleanor Christman Cox is the Assistant Lecturer of Cello and the Director of the Preparatory String Program at Idaho State University where she is also the principal cellist in the Idaho State Civic Symphony and member of the Monarch Trio.  In addition to teaching, Cox is a passionate orchestral and chamber musician, and has appeared with groups such as Ballet West, the Utah Symphony, Sinfonia Salt Lake, on the University of Utah Sundays@7 series, and at the Grand Teton Music Festival.  At home on both modern and baroque cello, she has performed nationally and internationally with such groups as Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, American Baroque Orchestra, and Utopia Early Music. As a proponent of new music, Ms. Cox has worked with composers such as John Harbison, David Ludwig, and Stephen Dembski, whose Suite for Solo Cello she premiered. Having recently become a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Ms. Cox is pursuing research using the system with musicians and her work will be part of the book Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis: Contemporary Applications, to be published this fall.  Ms. Cox holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. Her primary teachers include Irene Sharp, Helga Winold, Emilio Colón, and Uri Vardi.