Earl J. Fox, Jr. received his B.M.Ed and M.M.Ed from the University of Southern Mississippi. He obtained a Ph.D. in music from Louisiana State University. Fox taught band for twenty years in the Orleans Parish School System having served as director at both Capdau Jr. High and Abramson Senior High Schools. He later worked at Holy Cross School in New Orleans. Presently he resides in Picayune, Mississippi where he teaches general music at South Side Elementary School. He is a member of American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He is also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi national honorary band fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity.