R. Kent Cook to Perform Faculty Recital
March 19, 2012
R. Kent Cook
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Tuesday, March 27, the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will
present the faculty recital of R. Kent Cook, associate professor of piano and co-chair
of the keyboard department. The event, which is free and open to the public, will
begin at 8 p.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).
Performance pieces will include works by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frank
Martin and Cesar Franck.
Cook, who joined the Illinois Wesleyan music faculty in 1999, has been playing the
piano since the age of six. After receiving a bachelor's degree in piano performance
from Baylor University in Texas, he pursued both his masters and doctorate degrees
in piano performance at Indiana University.
Prior to teaching at Illinois Wesleyan, Cook served on the music faculties at DePauw
University, the Indiana University Piano Academy and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
In 2009, he joined the faculty of the International Chamber Music Festival based in
An active soloist and chamber musician, Cook has appeared at many venues throughout
the United States and abroad. While in Europe he performed in Austria, Bulgaria, the
Czech Republic, England, France, Germany and Italy.
For additional information, contact the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Kristin Fields, '12, (309) 556-3181, email@example.com