Assistant Professor of Music
Amanda Cook holds a Doctor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Indiana University, as well as a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Michigan. She earned Bachelor of Music degrees in clarinet performance and music education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her teachers include Eli Eban, Fred Ormand, and Jane Carl. Originally from Washington, Missouri, Dr. Cook performs in recitals and concerts across the country. She enjoys giving clinics, coaching chamber music, and writing duet transcriptions to perform with her students. Her dissertation, Solos in Context: Clarinet Duets for the Studio Teacher, links analysis and performance within the lesson environment. Before coming to Cottey in 2013, Dr. Cook taught at East Central College and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She currently serves as music department coordinator and teaches woodwind and music theory courses at Cottey College.