Dr. Jesse Cook

Dr. Jesse Cook

Dr. Jesse Cook has been hailed by Fanfare Magazine as a trumpeter with “technical surety, a shining tone, dynamic control, a smooth legato, and real imagination” and by Grammy Winning artists as “a virtuoso who can do it all.”

Dr. Cook is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Florida and has also held appointments at Valdosta State University (GA), Pittsburg State University (KS) and Northeastern State University (OK). Dr. Cook received his DMA from the University of Texas at Austin. Among others, he has enjoyed performances with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony. Dr. Cook has also appeared as a soloist in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 with the Austin Bach Cantata Project, Bernstein’s Mass for Wind Ensemble and Brass Quintet with the Austin Symphonic Band, the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Austin, and L’Histoire du Soldat with the Round Top Festival Orchestra Faculty.

A frequent recitalist and clinician, Dr. Cook has performed for and instructed students at universities across the United States of America and Europe. Former students have gone on to receive contract offers in orchestras, Teaching Assistantships at Research 1 Universities, and teach band programs across the world. As a researcher, Dr. Cook has written several articles published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and was an invited speaker at the 2019 National Trumpet Competition, the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference, the 2017 Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, the 2014 Texas Music Educator Association annual conference and the 2014 International Trumpet Guild conference.

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