John Cox was principal horn of the Oregon Symphony (1982-2020), appearing as soloist with the orchestra numerous times and heard on all Oregon Symphony broadcasts and recordings. John has been an active supporter of the IHS and of horn activities in the Pacific Northwest, with numerous performances and presentations at the workshops of the Northwest Horn Society and regional universities as well as across the US in guest recitals, masterclasses, and workshops.
John is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Evansville. He performs with Chamber Music Northwest, the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and at Lincoln Center. He has been featured at IHS symposiums, on the faculty of the Tuckwell Institute, and across the country in chamber music performances. He can be heard on CDs as soloist in the music of Chopin, Schumann, and Walter Gieselking, with the Oregon Symphony horn section, and as hornist with the Westwood Woodwind Quintet. John is an adjunct faculty horn instructor at the University of Portland.
John’s first IHS performance was in 1972 at Indiana University. He has published several articles in The Horn Call, most notably a series on orchestra contract negotiations. He was honored with the Punto Award in 2020.