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Clinton College Hires New Director of Performing Arts

July 31, 2023

Clinton College has hired Mrs. Mary Knox as the new Director of Performing Arts.

Mrs. Knox joins the Clinton College family from the Lancaster County School District, where she served as the Instructional Specialist of Visual and Performing Arts. Prior to her time in Lancaster, she was the choral director for Indian Land High School, where she taught various choirs, piano, guitar, and dance classes. After seven years in the classroom, she was selected as District Teacher of the Year for the Lancaster County School District (2018-2019).

"We are extremely excited to have Mrs. Mary Knox, our new Director of Performing Arts, join our team in the Division of Student Success and the Clinton College family," said Dr. Brown, Vice President of Student Success/Dean of Students. "Mrs. Knox brings a wealth of talent, experience, and knowledge to the Department of Performing Arts. We know our students and the campus community will benefit from her commitment to providing students with new opportunities to excel in the Arts and showcase our student's talent in new and diverse programming."

Knox earned a Bachelor of Music Education in 2010 and continued her studies earning a Master of Music in Choral Conducting in 2012 at Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, she studied voice with Professor of Music Emeritus, Lorraine Gorrell and Dr. Kristen Wunderlich. During her graduate studies, she served as the Graduate Assistant for Dr. Katherine Kinsey, then Director of Choral Activities, and presently Professor of Music Emeritus.

An experienced dancer, Mrs. Knox studied dance for 15 years while growing up in Charleston, SC. She is the founder of Vocal Movement, a non-profit organization that provides music education to underserved communities. She serves as the Liturgical Dance Director at Freedom Temple Ministries and is a member of the Theta Eta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Mrs. Knox lives in Rock Hill, SC, with her husband, Antonio Knox, and their four sons Antonio Jr., Maxwell, Xander, and Langston Knox.