Instructor of Music
Frank Cook is an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado, teaching a wide range of music courses including applied trombone and euphonium lessons, music theory, aural skills, and history of rock and roll. Prior to his appointment at UNC, he taught trombone pedagogy at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Frank is an active performer in northern Colorado, currently serving as the second trombonist in the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2008. He has also performed regularly with other regional orchestras, including Opera Fort Collins, Larimer Chorale, and Greeley Chorale, and has appeared with the Colorado Jazz Orchestra. From 2006-2008, Frank served as a trombonist with the Schenectady, Utica, Catskills, and Cayuga Chamber Orchestras, as well as lead trombonist with Ithaca Ageless Jazz. Frank was the winner of the 2009 Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition, resulting in his appearance as a soloist with the UNC Wind Ensemble performing Richard Peaslee's Arrows of Time.
Frank is currently completing the degree of Doctor of Arts at UNC. He holds a BM, BME, and MM from Ithaca College. His primary teachers have included Nat Wickham, Hal Reynolds, Mark Kellogg, and Mark Babbitt.