Clancy Cox is an American Lyric Soprano. She believes in the healing power of music to create and restore community.
Clancy grew up in Northern Virginia. After passing into the final rounds of auditioning for young Cossette in Les Miserables with no vocal training, she began vocal instruction with Sondra Harnes at age eleven.
She developed a love for choral music as a member of the World Children’s Choir from 1991-1997, and sang with John Denver and Judy Collins at the Kennedy Center, for Queen Noor of Jordan’s UNICEF fundraiser, for President Clinton at the White House, and was a featured soloist during a World Children’s Choir tour of Scotland and Ireland. Clancy’s rendition of “O Holy Night” stops traffic in the Pentagon City Mall at Christmastime.
She earned her Bachelor of Music Industry with Vocal Performance Honors from Syracuse University, where she studied voice with Juliana Sabol and Jennifer Kay. She studied voice at the Salzburg Conservatory through the University of Miami Summer at Salzburg program, where she had the honor of singing Hugo Wolf leider in a masterclass with Helmut Deutsch.
While living in Northern California, Clancy collaborated with Miles Graber and studied with Pamela Alexander and performed many recitals at San Francisco Conservatory. She sang regularly in “It’s a Grand Night for Singers” with Richard Evans at Jarvis Conservatory in Napa, California. She toured with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Anna Wittstruck, performing Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate at Stanford University and Catalina Island.
Since moving to the North Country of upstate NY, Clancy has become active in the musical community. She has been a soloist in the Northern Choral seasonal concerts with the Northern New York Orchestra, and is a featured soloist and choir member at First Presbyterian Church.
As part of Watertown Musicales, she offered a German Lieder recital with Carl Bingle on organ and Phyllis Elmer on piano, the proceeds of which benefitted Lucy’s House in Watertown. Clancy was delighted to be part of the River Light Opera’s production of HMS Pinafore at Clayton Opera House.
Clancy is honored to be a recurring member on the panel of judges for the Broadway Bound Competition and Masterclass with Ted Keegan. She directs the Jefferson Singers at Jefferson Community College and teaches voice and music appreciation classes there as well. She has been training with Christiaan Boele in The School of UnCovering the Voice since 2013.
Clancy has a private vocal studio in Watertown and is passionate about singing as a path to health and self-discovery. She works with talented vocalists as well as those who speak for a living and those who think they “can’t sing.” Her teaching includes aspects of yoga to specifically support the vocalist.