Nancy Hill Cobb is Professor of Music at the University of Northern Iowa where she teaches courses in composition and theory. Cobb holds the Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition from Oklahoma Baptist University, the Master of Music in Composition from Michigan State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Oklahoma.
Prior to Cobb’s appointment at UNI in 2013 (Associate Provost for Faculty and Professor of Music), she was Director of the School of Music at Indiana State University (2009-2013) and Founding Director of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University (2005-2009). From 1975-2005 she was a faculty member at Mercer University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Dallas Baptist University; at the latter two universities she held the rank of Professor.
Cobb’s choral music is performed nationally and internationally and is published by Hinshaw Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Lorenz Music, Pavanne Music Publishing and Colla Voce Music. Two multi-movement works for chorus and orchestra are The Seven Last Words and Threnody. Threnody was given the Special Distinction Award in the 1998 Rudolph Nissim Competition sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
In 2016, Cobb’s “Cantate Domino” (SA or TB with piano) was named one of the top five all-time best sellers by Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Recent publications include “Laudate Nomen Ejus,” (Santa Barbara Music Publishing) and Holy, Holy, Holy (Lorenz Music), a set of five hymn voluntaries for organ. Her most recent completed work is “And Death Shall Have No Dominion,” commissioned by the Varsity Men’s Glee Club at UNI.