A native of Columbus, Ohio, Minnita Daniel-Cox attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance.  Upon completion of her baccalaureate studies, she attended The University of Michigan where she received her both her Master of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees.


Dr. Daniel-Cox has a passion for teaching and has taught music courses or applied voice for programs at Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, and within the award-winning music program at Grosse Pointe South High School.  After serving four years as Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Daniel-Cox is now Assistant Professor of Voice and Coordinator of the Voice Area at the University of Dayton where she teaches applied lessons, music courses, serves as Artistic Director of the yearly musical/opera productions, and coordinates the Vocal Performance Institute, a summer program for high school aged singers.
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The Dunbar Music Archive
Dr. Daniel-Cox's research regarding the musical settings of texts by poet and Dayton native, Paul Laurence Dunbar led to her establishment of the Dunbar Music Archive. Dr. Daniel-Cox travels internationally lecturing about and performing excerpts from the archive and will include DMA repertoire in an American music recital tour in Bulgaria in summer of 2017.
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Minnita Daniel-Cox as Sister Rose in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking  (Dayton Opera).
Most recently, Dr. Daniel-Cox has performed with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Society of Dayton, and she will return to perform with the Dayton Opera this fall as Anna Gomez in Menotti’s The Consul. She has appeared with the University of Dayton, Yellow Springs, Flint, Ann Arbor, and South Bend Symphony Orchestras as well as the Defiance and Packard Symphonic Bands.
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An American Music Recital
    with Madlen Batchvarova, piano

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
June 2, 2017

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
June 1, 2017

Haskovo, Bulgaria 
May 31, 2017

The Consul
     Anna Gomez
     Dayton Opera
     October 20 & 22, 2017