Jesse Cook to University of Central Florida

Jesse Cook has been named Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Florida, where he will start in the Fall of 2019.

Prior to his appointment at UCF, Dr. Jesse Cook held the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Valdosta State University and the principal trumpet in the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Cook received a DMA from the University of Texas at Austin, and held appointments at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, and The University of Texas at Austin. He is a substitute musician with the Jacksonville Symphony and has also enjoyed performances with the Kansas City Symphony, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera, Opera North, and the City Limits Brass Quintet, among others. 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, and L'Histoire du Soldat with the Round Top Festival Orchestra faculty. Cook’s inaugural solo CD, Imagined Conversations: Modern American Music for Trumpet, will be released on the MSR Classics Label in 2019.

A frequent recitalist and clinician, Cook has performed for and instructed students at universities across the United States and has written several articles published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal. In addition to regular guest artist work, Cook has lectured or performed at the 2019 National Trumpet Competition, 2014 and 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference, 2019 International Trumpet Congress of the Conservatory of Music "Salvador Seguí" of Castellón in Valencia, Spain, the 2017 Georgia Music Educators Conference, and the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association conference. He can be followed via social media and his website,

Cook is an Edwards and Getzen Performing Artist.

Jesse Cook

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