John Wilcox, a Louisiana native, trained at Florida State University; he is currently Professor of Violin/Viola studies and Director of the Dana Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras at Youngstown State University. Wilcox is the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Youth Orchestra. He is a past member of the first violin section of the National Symphony in Washington D.C., serving under conductors Antal Dorati and Mstislav Rostropovich. He is Concertmaster of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, former Concertmaster of the Youngstown Symphony, and Primarius of the Youngstown Symphony String Quartet.