Dr. Mark Wilcox joined the music faculty at McMurry University in 2005, where he is Associate Professor of High Brass and Fine Arts Division Chair. In addition, he teaches Music Theory, Brass Methods, and directs the McMurry Jazz Band. Prior to his appointment at McMurry, Dr. Wilcox taught at Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, and Mid America Christian University.
Dr. Wilcox has performed with notable artists and groups including Count Basie, Doc Severinsen, Aretha Franklin, Mannheim Steamroller, Jerry Lewis, Diane Shuur, The Four Freshman, Sandi Patty, and Manhattan Transfer. He has also played with the Dayton, Springfield (Ohio), Oklahoma City, Abilene, Midland/Odessa, and San Angelo Orchestras.
He is a founding member of MCMJ, a local jazz quartet that hosts monthly jam sessions, and the Key City Brass Quintet, both of which perform throughout the Abilene community. Dr. Wilcox also performs with the West Texas Jazz Orchestra and the West Texas Trumpet Works.
Dr. Wilcox earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a DMA from the University of Oklahoma. His most influential teachers include William Adam, Karl Sievers, James Reed, and Ron Predl.