stephen cook

stephen cook

bio

Stephen Cook received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of South Carolina where he studied composition with Dr. Samuel Douglas and piano performance and pedagogy with Dr. Max Camp. Additional studies were with Edith Oppens at the Aspen School of Music and with Dr. Manuel Alvarez at the Conductors Institute, University of South Carolina. While completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, Dr. Cook served as an assistant lecturer in the Keyboard Studies Department under the direction of Stewart Gordon. From 1996-2012 he served on the faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts and from 1996-2004 was the Director of the Pianist Program at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California, a nationally recognized pre-professional arts conservatory. He has served on the Executive Board of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (including as President) and is a former Research Program Specialist with the Music Intelligence Neural Development Institute at the University of California, Irvine.  From 2002-2017 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Whittier College; he currently serves as Dean of Arts at the California School of the Arts | San Gabriel Valley and as a faculty member at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.  Stephen Cook is a frequent clinician and adjudicator for such organizations as the Music Teachers’ Association of California, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers and the Southwestern Youth Music Festival. Past activities included adjudication of the Pro-Romania International Piano Competition in Bucharest, Romania, performance and master classes in Tokyo, Japan, Carnegie Hall, New York and numerous concert appearances with Broadway talent Susan Egan. Musical Director/Arranger/Composer for: Into the Woods, Urinetown: The Musical, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Beowulf, The Crucible, Romeo & Juliet, Rent, Hairspray, Next to Normal and others; sacred anthems published by Abingdon Press; composer/arranger for numerous musicals for children, film and web soundscapes and orchestral arrangements for performances by Susan Egan.

calendar

2018

July 7-17                  with Susan Egan; Disney Wonder to the Mediterranean

Nov 17                     co-producer; CSArts @ Enchanted Forest of Light Descanso Gardens

Dec 2                       organist; Church of the Good Shepherd Holiday Concert Singers

Dec 5                       co-producer; CSArts @ City of Hope Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec 29                     with Susan Egan; Disney Fantasy to the Caribbean

 

2019

April 14                    organist; Church of the Good Shepherd Requiem for the Living with CGS Concert Singers & Holy Family Catholic Church

July 19-Aug 1         with Susan Egan; Disney Magic to Norway & Iceland

November 16         producer; CSArts-SGV @ Enchanted Forest of Light Descanso Gardens

December 8           producer; CSArts-SGV @ City of Hope & City of Duarte Family Christmas Tree Lighting & Fiesta

December 13         with the CSArts-SGV orchestra and chamber singers; Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

2020

July 1- 12                  with Susan Egan, Disney Wonder to the Greek Isles

 

contact

California School of the Arts | San Gabriel Valley

stephen.cook@sgv.csarts.net

657-321-4000

www.sgv.csarts.net

 

Pasadena Conservatory

scook@pasadenaconservatory.org

626-683-3355

 

stephen.cook@me.com

 

please visit

Susan Egan

Whittier College

California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music

The Colburn School of Performing Arts

The Music Teachers Association of California

California Association of Professional Music Teachers

Susan & Steve _ Carpenter Center

Susan & Steve _ Carpenter Center

at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts

with the band from Urinetown

with the band from Urinetown

with the band from Urinetown

with Susan Egan - Vista, CA

with Susan Egan - Vista, CA

with Susan Egan - Vista, CA

at Whittier College

at Whittier College

with pianist Enrique Salas

with Susan Egan & friends

with Susan Egan & friends

in the Chowdry Studio at Whittier College recording "Softly" with Susan Egan & friends

with Akiko Hasunuma & friends

with Akiko Hasunuma & friends

with friends of the Piano Teachers Music Guild - Tokyo, Japan

with Susan Egan in Madrid

with Susan Egan in Madrid

performing at Broadway in Spain

at Montessori Shir Hashirim

at Montessori Shir Hashirim

with kids from Montessori Shir Hashirim, Hollywood

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