Colton Ray Cox is a 2015 graduate of The University of Georgia with a Master of Music degree in oboe performance. As a fellow with the graduate woodwind quintet, Southern Winds, he performed many outreach recitals for Georgia communities as well as on-campus engagements. Mr. Cox has performed with orchestras in the southeast including Atlanta, Charleston, Chattanooga symphonies, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. During his time at UGA, Mr. Cox served as principal oboe in the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Recently, he was featured with the prestigious ARCO chamber orchestra performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and also took second prize in the Samuel Fordis Young Artist Competition, performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto with The Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Cox has also recorded extensively in Los Angeles for ballets, soundtracks, TV features, and was also featured in the dedication recording music for the Billy Graham Center at The University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN. He has also participated in masterclasses with Robert Atherholt, Linda Strommen, Nancy Ambrose King, and his primary teachers include John Snow, Reid Messich, Andrea Fedele, and Julie Madura.