THE HYATT REGENCY • MIAMI, FLORIDA • 07.09.19–07.13.19


Session Title: The Elephant in the Room: Discussing Music Performance Anxiety. What it is, how it works, the means to defeat it

Dr. Jesse Cook is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Valdosta State University and the Principal Trumpet in the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Cook received his DMA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has 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 has enjoyed performances with the Jacksonville Symphony, 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, and the City Limits Brass Quintet. 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, 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 and has written several articles published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal. Dr. Cook has also served as an invited speaker at the 2017 Georgia Music Educators Conference, the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association annual conference and the 2014 International Trumpet Guild conference. 

Dr. Cook’s principal instructors were Ray Sasaki, Mark Hughes, Mark Ridenour and Channing Philbrick. He is an Edwards and Getzen Performing Artist.

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