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August 8   -   ArtsJournal: music

NBC News Profiles Rising Young African-American Conductor Roderick Cox

When he was a young man in Macon, Georgia, "it was clear he had a good ear and the passion, but for a while, the furthest point he imagined going in his musical career was becoming a band director. And then his worldview opened up" - thanks to Victor Yampolsky at Northwestern University. "Now two years into his role as associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, he's come a long way from leading a convocation of action figures."


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