dr. jesse cook

Will Daniels

MAY 1 @ 7PM ET

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Covid-19 Virtual Recital

Jesse Cook, Trumpet

Will Daniels, piano

Friday, May 1st, 2020

7 pm EST

Cook Household/Practice Room

Donate at Venmo: @William-Daniels-3

Dr. Jesse Cook will be performing this live recital over Mr. Will Daniel's pre-recorded accompaniment for the sole benefit of Mr. Daniels. Mr. Daniels is a freelance staff accompanist at the University of Central Florida, where Dr. Cook is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet. Will lost a substantial portion of his annual income due to COVID-19 canceling all spring UCF juries and the bulk of the student degree recitals from mid-March through the end of the year.


Dr. Cook hopes this online benefit concert becomes yet another fantastic example of musicians helping musicians in this difficult time.

Dr. Jesse Cook is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Florida, and has also held appointments at Valdosta State University (GA), Pittsburg State University (KS) and Northeastern State University (OK). Dr. Cook received his DMA from the University of Texas at Austin. Among others, he has enjoyed performances with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony. 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, the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Austin, 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 dozens of universities across Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. He has also written several articles published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and was an invited speaker at the 2019 National Trumpet Competition, the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference, the 2017 Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, the 2014 Texas Music Educator Association annual conference and the 2014 International Trumpet Guild conference. 

Will Daniels is an active pianist and teacher in Orlando, FL. He recently completed his Masters degree in piano performance at UCF and completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition at Florida State University. Will teaches piano privately and serves on the board of the Central Florida Music Teachers Association. As the resident pianist for Alterity Chamber Orchestra, he performs new chamber music by living composers at venues such as the Timucua White House and The Abbey. During the school season, he accompanies music students and faculty at UCF for recitals and other performances. He serves each week as the pianist for Faith Baptist Church of Orlando and has recently started playing piano for The Geneva School, a private Christian Classical school.

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