That's Not Spit, It's Condensation!

#168: Jesse Cook | Audition Preparation

November 22, 2023 Ryan Beach
That's Not Spit, It's Condensation!
#168: Jesse Cook | Audition Preparation
Show Notes

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.”

Dr. Cook is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Florida and the Principal Trumpet of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. He has also held appointments as Principal Trumpet of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and as the Studio Professor 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. He regularly plays with The Florida Orchestra and has appeared with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Alabama Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony. Dr. Cook has also appeared as a soloist with the Brass Band of Central Florida, 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.

Dr. Cook is also a founding member of the Palisade Trumpet Collective, a leading professional trumpet ensemble in the United States. PTC has commissioned several new works for trumpet ensemble and toured across Texas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and will release its debut album, “Palisades: New Music for Trumpet Ensemble” in June 2023 on Mark Records.

A frequent recitalist and clinician, Dr. Cook has performed for and instructed students at universities across the United States of America and Europe. He is a regular judge at competitions with the International Trumpet Guild and National Trumpet Competition, 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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