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Luke Cook is instructor of cello at the Crescendo Academy of Music in Kalamazoo and at The Citadel Dance & Music Program in Benton Harbor where he maintains a large private studio. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor of cello at Lake Michigan College. Luke’s students are members of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony, the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra, and the Battle Creek Youth Orchestra. His students consistently receive top scores in state solo and ensemble festivals and many have participated in the Michigan All-State honors orchestra in addition to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Luke also serves as Artist in Residence with the St Joseph Public Schools Orchestra Program, performs with the chamber ensemble Arioso and substitutes with area symphony orchestras. Luke has performed in Master Classes for Bion Tsang, Felix Wang, Jeffery Solow, Christopher von Bayer, and Anthony Arnone. He has been coached in chamber music by Lori Sims, the Miami Quartet, the Cavani Quartet, and members of the Merling Trio.

Luke Cook received his BM & BA from Western Michigan University in music and sociology respectively where he studied cello with Bruce Uchimura. In his free time Luke enjoys working as an associate of Kevin Mazer, Certified Financial Planner®, and the Commonwealth Financial Network. Luke resides in Kalamazoo with his wife, Carrie a music teacher in the Kalamazoo Public Schools and his baby daughters Eleanor and
Lucy.