The American soprano and mic pedagogue, Minnita Daniel-Cox attended Bowling Green State University (BUSU) where she majored in Music Performance. Upon completion of her baccalaureate studies, she attended The University of Michigan where she received both her Master of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees. It was at BGSU that she, for the first time, experienced the thrill of the lyric stage. Two of her notable roles include Leonora in the world premiere of the opera Witness by Zae Munn, and Irene in the world premier of James P. Johnson's The Dreamy Kid, which the Ann Arbor News described as “compelling and beautifully sung”. In addition to her stage work, she has won numerous competitions including, The American Traditions Competition (finalist), Hartford Memorial Scholarship Competition and the Majorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition. She is also a two time recipient of the Sigurd I. Rislov & Jarmila H. Rislov Scholarship.
Minnita Daniel-Cox has appeared with the University of Dayton, Flint, Ann Arbor and South Bend Symphony Orchestras as well as the Defiance and Packard Symphonic Bands.
During her graduate studies, Minnita Daniel-Cox discovered a passion for teaching and has taught music courses or applied voice in programs for Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University and within the award-winning music program at Grosse Pointe South High School. She currently resides in the central Ohio area where she serves as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton and maintains private studios in Dayton and Yellow Springs. She also volunteers her time as choral director at the Dayton Early College Academy.
In the past year (2011), Minnita Daniel-Cox presented a recital as a part of the University of Dayton Faculty Artist Series, performed with the Defiance Symphonic band and has collaborated with Dr. Herbert Martin to present "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings": A celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar, which toured throughout 2012. She presented a collaborative recital for soprano and trumpet with Professor Daniel Grantham at the Dayton Art Institute and performing with the Dayton Chamber Music Society in March 2012. She also served as soprano soloist for the prestigious Bach Society of Dayton's "Bach to Bach" concert in May 2012, performing J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 164 and BWV 191.