Dennis Cox WebThe Dr. Dennis K. Cox University Singers Fund was established in the University of Maine Foundation for the benefit of the University Singers. With a $500,000 endowment goal, the annual challenge of fundraising for tours will be greatly diminished and the group will be able to focus on its primary mission of making music. 

As a member of UMaine’s faculty and Director of Choral Activities since 1978, Cox developed and inspired a generation of choral musicians and teachers throughout Maine and the nation.  Cox almost single-handedly turned the choral program at UMaine into one that garners national recognition and respect.  The loyalty of the members of his famous University Singers is legendary – it is truly one of the strongest alumni families at the University of Maine.  Cox remains a friend and mentor to hundreds of former students who often join him on stage to sing the group’s signature finale, “Jabberwocky” and the “Maine Stein Song”.

Cox and the Singers tour the Northeastern United States for one week each spring and tour abroad once every four years. Special performances have also included appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Additionally, they perform regularly with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and for special events and activities both on and off campus. Their performances combined with their widespread exposure make Cox and the Singers effective ambassadors for the University, showcasing UMaine’s quality and excellence.

If you are interested in making a gift in honor of Dr. Cox for the Dr. Dennis K. Cox University Singers Fund, please visit the Foundation’s Online Giving page.