Lynne Craige Cox is a composer with Alfred Music. Her Sea Creature Series is published as sheet music ("The Shark", "The Minnow", "The Crab," etc.), and several of these are included in Alfred Music’s Myklas Contest Winners, Book One.
Lynne enjoyed a career teaching music for forty-three years. A native of Marion, S.C., she now resides in New Bern, N.C. with her husband, Jerry, and Yorkie, Adagio. They have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from East Carolina College, (East Carolina University), Greenville, N.C., 1966; Certification in Public School Music, 1991, from the same institution; Undergraduate work at Winthrop College, (Winthrop University), Rock Hill, S.C., 1962-64.
Lynne pursued her first love in teaching, that of private piano, for twenty-three years in Belhaven, N.C. During this time she held state and national certification in MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and was listed on the National Honor Roll in the National Guild of Piano Teachers (1992). She was actively involved in the National Federation of Music Clubs, as teacher, adjudicator, and composer.
It was during this time that she began composing piano solos for elementary students. These solos from her ‘Sea Creatures Series’ were published by Myklas Music Press in the 1980s. Some of these were selected by the National Federation of Music Clubs for their contest list. Alfred Publishing obtained these solos in the 2004 when they purchased Myklas. Several of these pieces won competition awards sponsored by the N.C. Federation of Music Clubs.
In 1991 Lynne began teaching music on the elementary level in public schools which she continued until her retirement from teaching in 2007.
Credentials include: Recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Music, East Carolina University, 2005; Fulbright Scholar 2007 to Mexico and Canada; State Finalist for Sarah Belk Gambrell (N.C.) Award for Excellence in Public School Music, 2003; and Teacher Scholar to the N.C. Center for Advancement of Teaching.
Lynne has self-published her Dinosaur Collection (of which several have been chosen by the NCMTA for their Jr. A III division) and also her Noah's Ark Series (elementary piano solos focusing on global music styles). She has conducted workshops for various teaching organizations in the Carolinas.