Associate Dean, School of Performing Arts – Director of Choral Activities & Music Education – Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Jordan Cox is Associate Dean of the School of Performing Arts, Director of Choral Activities & Music Education and Assistant Professor of Music at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. He directs Chorale, Chamber Singers and Choral Society, and teaches various music education and worship courses. A native of Jackson, Missouri, Dr. Cox holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Missouri Baptist University, a Master’s of Arts in Religion in Worship Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Music Education (Choral) from the University of Missouri.
MBU Choirs under Dr. Cox’s direction have been invited to perform and collaborate with composers and choirs across the country, including a recent performance at the Getty’s Sing! Conference serving as a demonstration choir for Dan Forrest’s breakout session, Is Choir Really Worth It?, as well as performing on the Exhibit Stage and internationally-broadcasted main stage. His choirs have also recently collaborated with Bach Society of St. Louis, Kirkwood Children’s Choirs, and Alton Symphony Orchestra, and in 2017 travelled to Ireland. They perform a wide variety of music including an annual masterwork concert along with numerous campus, community, and church concerts singing a wide range of literature from classic to CCM worship choir music. In 2016, his choirs were invited to perform at WinterJam, a National CCM tour, and in 2020, MBU Chamber Singers with the MBU Chorale produced their first Christmas Worship Album, Let it Shine Bright!
Before coming to MBU, Dr. Cox served as a choir director in the Jackson R-2 School District, teaching middle through high school vocal music, and at Cape Central High School directing the choral program and teaching AP Music Theory and directing the school musical. He and his choirs received numerous honors and awards, including the Outstanding Beginning Teacher award and the Southeast District Outstanding District Director award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association, along with consistent high ratings at district and state festivals. Dr. Cox continues to serve as an active clinician, adjudicator, and presenter across the region and remains active in the Missouri Choral Directors Association and Missouri Music Educators Association.
In addition to his academic teaching, Dr. Cox has served as a Worship Pastor in both Jackson and St. Louis and currently is the Lead Pastor of College Park Church, a local church that meets on MBU’s campus intentionally reaching college students and young adults.
Dr. Cox is married to Professor Kasey Cox, MBU’s Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre & Dance. They love living their arts-filled life with their kids, Noah, Jobi, Katy, & Lawson.