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 15 years, and Dr. Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music.
An accompanist for over 25 years, Ms. Cook has been honored to accompany 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. Cook is also pianist for mirabai, a professional women’s choir under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow.
Cook currently serves as the principal accompanist for the choral department at The Ohio State University School of Music. In addition to her academic appointment, Cook has served as pianist since 2000 for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The 2019–2020 season will be her 20th year in this role. In 2011 she joined the CSO as an Associate Member of the orchestra. Cook is also pianist for Suzuki Music Columbus which serves over 120 violin, viola and cello students in the central Ohio area.
When not on the piano bench, you can find Ms. Cook on the golf course, chasing birdies.