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Ian Cook

DSCM, LMusA, BMus, MMus

Examiner Number: 126

Mr Ian Cook graduated from Newcastle Conservatorium of Music in 1978 having studied clarinet with Clive Amaido. He was awarded the Diploma of the State Conservatorium of Music and the LMusA. In 1985, Ian continued his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Alan Vivian and Terence Stirzaker in the Bachelor of Music program.

In 1981 Ian studied clarinet pedagogy and repertoire with Pamela Weston and Colin Bradbury in London. In 1989 he returned to London to take lessons for basset horn with Georgina Dobree. Ian regularly conducts workshops and adjudicates for the New South Wales Band Association. In addition, Ian has adjudicated for the Australian National Eisteddfod, McDonalds Sydney Eisteddfod, Warringah, Central Coast, Armidale and Tamworth Eisteddfods. For the past ten years Ian has tutored and conducted at the Pan Pacific Music Camps in Sydney. In 1993 he toured South East Asia conducting the Pan Pacific Music Camp Youth Wind Orchestra. In 1997 he was guest conductor of the Wind Symphony at the International Music Camp.

Currently Ian is a member of the Woodwind Department of the Faculty of Music and Conservatorium at the University of Newcastle as well as being Director of Bands. In 1993 he was awarded a high commendation in the ‘Award of Excellence in Teaching’ by the University of Newcastle. In 1997 Ian received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for his work with the Wind Orchestra. In July this year Ian will travel to England on an Australian Research Grant to work with Pamela Weston on a new edition of Mozart’s clarinet quintet as it was originally intended for basset clarinet and string quartet.

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