Roderick Cox, the associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, has gotten some well-deserved national attention, thanks to an extensive profile by NBC News.
As MPR News’ Euan Kerr reported in January, Cox was well into his master’s program at Northwestern when it was suggested to him that a career in orchestral conducting was even possible.
Cox was 29 when he made his subscription concert debut for the Orchestra this year.
Related: Minnesota Orchestra’s Roderick Cox describes what inspires him (Classical MPR)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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