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A native of Columbus, OH, Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox attended Bowling Green State University where she majored in Music Performance. Upon completion of her baccalaureate studies, she attended The University of Michigan where she received her Master of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees.
It was at BGSU that Dr. Daniel-Cox, for the first time, experienced the thrill of the lyric stage. Two of her notable roles include "Leonora" in the world premiere of the opera Witness by Zae Munn, and "Irene" in the world premier of James P. Johnson's The Dreamy Kid, which the Ann Arbor News described as “compelling and beautifully sung.”
In addition to her stage work, she has participated in numerous competitions including, The American Traditions Competition, Hartford Memorial Scholarship Competition and the Majorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition. She is also a two-time recipient of the Sigurd I. Rislov & Jarmila H. Rislov Scholarship. Dr. Daniel-Cox has appeared with the University of Dayton, Flint, Ann Arbor and South Bend Symphony Orchestras as well as the Defiance and Packard Symphonic Bands.
Dr. Daniel-Cox has also discovered a passion for teaching and has taught music courses as well as applied voice at Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University and within the award-winning music program at Grosse Pointe South High School. She currently resides in central Ohio where she serves as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton and has thriving private studios in Dayton and Yellow Springs.