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The Opera Pod

Nov 25, 2021

Brought up by his single mom to a musical, church-going family, Roderick’s first instrument – a snare drum – arrived in its JC Penney cardboard box, which he carried the drum around in until they found a second-hand case in a pawn shop. While training to become a music teacher, a professor suggested he become a conductor, something he had never dreamed of as being possible. This pivotal moment was the push he needed to shift the focus of his ambition, and Roderick is now an acclaimed, award-winning conductor working all over the world. Alongside his conducting work, his initiative, the Roderick Cox Music Initiative, provides scholarships for young musicians of colour from underrepresented communities, allowing them to pay for instruments, music lessons, and summer camps – minus the cardboard box.

You can learn more about Roderick on his website here

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