School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Frank Cook earned his Doctor of Arts degree from UNC, and his Master of Music, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Ithaca College. His primary teachers have included Nat Wickham, Hal Reynolds, Mark Kellogg, and Mark Babbitt.
Dr. Cook teaches a wide range of courses including applied trombone, bass 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. An active performer in northern Colorado, Frank currently serves as second trombonist with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2008. He also performs regularly with many regional orchestras including in Opera Fort Collins, Fort Collins Symphony, Loveland Opera Theater, Larimer Chorale, Greeley Chorale, and the Colorado Jazz Orchestra. Prior to moving to Colorado, Frank served as trombonist with the Schenectady, Utica, Catskills, and Cayuga Chamber Orchestras, as well as lead trombonist with the Ithaca Ageless Jazz Band. Frank was the winner of the 2009 Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition, which saw him appear as a soloist with the UNC Wind Ensemble performing Richard Peaslee’s Arrows of Time.