Frederic Cox

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Robert Frederic Cox (1905–1985) was a British singer, composer and music educator.

Cox was the Professor of Singing (1949–53), Principal (1953–1970) and Principal Emeritus (1970–) at the Royal Manchester College of Music and then a singing teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music from 1975 to 1985.[1] He is recognized as one of the finest singing teachers of the second half of the twentieth century, and was himself a student of the renowned Italian tenor Aureliano Pertile.[2]

Distinguished pupils of his included: John Mitchinson, Joseph Ward, Ryland Davies, Anne Howells, Elizabeth Harwood, Rosalind Plowright, Dennis O'Neill, Mary Brennan, Sandra Browne, and Ann Murray.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kennedy, Michael and Joyce Bourne (2004) The concise Oxford dictionary, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ "The Royal Academy of Music - Glenville Hargreaves". Retrieved 2013-11-08.