Dr. Casey Cook is a dynamic musician and educator, moving fluently between the fields of conducting, composition, and vocal performance. He serves as the Founder and Artistic Director of Artifice, a new-music vocal ensemble, and as a Musician in Residence and Director of the American University Chorus in Washington, DC.
He was awarded a doctor of musical arts in choral conducting from the University of Arizona for his research into the compositional completion of Gerald Finzi’s Requiem da Camera. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Miami University, and a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of South Florida.
He has studied conducting and composition with some of the true masters of the art, including Dale Warland, Peter Phillips, Robert Spano, Robert Summer, Morten Lauridsen, Norman Dello Joio, Simon Carrington, Weston Noble, Ethan Sperry, Bruce Chamberlain, Eric Whitacre, and Stephen Paulus.