Casey L. Cook
Associated Faculty, Collaborative Piano
314 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Collaborative pianist
- Eastman School of Music
An accompanist for over 30 years, Casey L. Cook serves as principal pianist for the choral department and ensemble areas of The Ohio State University School of Music. In addition to her academic appointment, Cook has served for 22 years as pianist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Chorus; is also pianist for Suzuki Music Columbus which serves over 100 violin, viola and cello students in the central Ohio area; and for mirabai, a professional women’s choir under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow.
She has accompanied national and regional honor choirs for the American Choral Directors Association, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the Ohio Choral Directors Association, and the Ohio Music Educators Association; additionally, she has twice been invited to perform on the stage of Carnegie Hall. One of these performances included the premiere of Andrea Clearfield’s Home in Me, for piano, percussion and women’s choir.
Casey L. Cook began piano study at age four and was accompanying by age ten. Two of her most influential teachers were Mary Craig Powell, who nurtured her musical growth for fifteen years, and Dr. Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music.