Elissa Cox-Jones, Voice

BM, Utah State University
Post-graduateStudies, Idaho State University
Postgraduate Studies, University of Utah

Past Teachers

Studied under and collaborated with Will Kesling, (USU); Leslie Timmons (USU emeritus); Rodney Wynkoop (Choral Society of Durham) Erma Mellinger (Dartmouth College); Robert Duff, D.M.A; Diana Livingston-Friedley, D.M.A (Idaho State University); Scott E. Anderson, D.M.A., (ISU); Vanessa Ballam, (ISU); Sherri Diensfrey-Swanson, (ISU emeritus)


Originally from Fairview, Utah; Elissa obtained her BM in Choral Music Education at Utah State University. She has sung in the ranks of Choral Society of Durham (NC), the Handel Society of Dartmouth, ProMusica Vermont, Idaho State University's Chamber, Concert Choirs and Camerata Singers.  Former director of choirs at Century High School, Elissa is excited to join the staff of the Gifted School of Music while she pursues her higher education at the University of Utah.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Service Organizations:
American Choral Directors Association: Repertoire and Resources Chair,
Executive Board Member; Idaho ACDA chapter
Old Town Actor’s Studio Board Member
Idaho Music Educators Association Member
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Idaho and Utah chapters
Idaho State Civic Symphony Board (Emeritus)
Handel Society of Dartmouth (Emeritus) Board Member

Additional Training

Orff-Schulwerk: Level 1