Born: February 13, 1955 Primary Instrument: Piano
David E. Fox received both his B.A and his M.A. in Piano Performance from UNC-Greensboro. He is currently completing his doctoral studies in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. His Dissertation is entitled Alternative Strategies for Teaching Music Appreciation wherein he explores the application of active music-making philosophies in the general music classroom. In addition to Music Appreciation, Mr. Fox teaches piano, jazz piano, piano proficiency, music fundamentals, and music theory. He has been a full-time faculty member at Greensboro College since 1996. He is currently Coordinator of the Fine Arts Division.
Mr. Fox performs throughout the Southeast as a classical and jazz pianist. Most recently he has been active as a composer and an improviser. On a recent faculty recital he performed the world premiere of How the River Took Daughtry McLamb, a song cycle for soprano, cello and piano, as well as several of his piano preludes. In April of 2004 he premiered his Quasi-Improvised Sonata for Banjo and Piano, performed with Eugene Chadbourne on banjo.
Fox founded and curates the Greensboro College Music Department's Improvising Music Series, which features guest artists and local musicians improvisational collaborations. Mr. Fox is the pianist in the Greg Hyslop Trio (with whom he has also recorded), the Atlantic Jazz Orchestra (formerly the US Airways Jazz Orchestra), the All-Stars, Liquorhouse, and the faculty jazz group Seven Steps, which he co-founded with Neill Clegg. This group performs compositions and structured improvisations and is a unique ensemble performing original music in the North Carolina. As an improviser he has collaborated most recently with Eugene Chadbourne, Ian Davis, Dave Menestre, Tara Flandreau, and Martin Klapper.