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Composers: Charles Knox
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Charles Knox
Charles Knox (b. 1929) has written well over a hundred musical compositions for a variety of performing forces, from traditional genres to unusual groups such as bassoon choir and a viola and percussion duo.  He has frequently composed music for chamber, choral and brass ensemble, and a number of his compositions have been made available on commercial recordings.  The Suite for Piano Four Hands (1959), as performed by Cary Lewis and Geoffrey Haydon, is included on the 1997 compact disc, Clouds Are Not Spheres (Albany Records #254), featuring nine of Knox's chamber works.

Knox received the B.F.A. in music from the University of Georgia where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He studied composition with Bernhard Heiden at Indiana University where he received the M.Mus. and Ph.D. degrees.  He is Professor Emeritus of Music at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he was a member of the faculty for 30 years.

Charles Knox is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; the American Composers Forum; the Society of Composers, Inc.; and the American Music Center.

Charles Knox was the recipient of the 2001 Mayor's Fellowship in the Arts (Award in Music) from the City of Atlanta, Georgia (USA).