Connor Cook

Connor C.

Los Angeles, CA

About Connor C.

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Connor teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2013
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

I'm a film composer by trade, but I love teaching as well. I love sharing my passion for music with others. I have a BM from Appalachian State University in piano performance and music theory/composition. I also have an MFA in music composition for the screen from Columbia College Chicago. I studied abroad in Ireland for a summer and learned traditional Irish music. I've been playing piano and composing since I was a young child, and picked up folk instruments along the way. Folk music has been a constant source of joy in my life, and I am continually learning more about it. Music is what gets me out of bed in the morning!

Photos and Videos

Playing accordion in a traditional Irish session

Experience

Composer's Assistant

Sep 2014 - May 2016
Blue Police Box Music

I was a composer's assistant while attending graduate school in Chicago. I wrote additional music, worked on sheet music preparation, recorded live instruments, and made virtual instruments. I worked with this composer until I moved to Los Angeles.

Accordion Teacher

Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Connor G Cook Music

I taught accordion lessons for a year in North Carolina while attending undergraduate college. I had a handful of dedicated students, whom I sadly had to part with when I moved to Chicago for graduate school. I am looking forward to teaching accordion lessons again.

Professor

Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
Appalachian State University

I taught a music class at my Alma Mater, Appalachian State University. I started a traditional Irish music course at my college, and as there was nobody to teach it, I was able to teach the course. I am very passionate about traditional Irish music, and it was a true joy to teach the course for two years.

Education

MFA in Music Composition for the Screen

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Columbia College Chicago

BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition

Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Appalachian State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Irish Gaelic

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Alliance for Women Film Composer

Jul 2016
Awfc

Through advocacy, support and education, the Alliance for Women Film Composers aims to increase the visibility of women composers active in media scoring. The AFWC advocates for the inclusion of women composers within industry events; supports filmmakers, game developers and studios in their inclusion of women composers; and educates, mentors and inspires emerging women composers.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Apr 2010
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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2 Reviews on Connor C.

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McKenna Nov 11, 2016
Mandolin · In home
Verified Student
Connor is the absolute best! Couldn't possibly find a more talented musician or a more wonderl teacher!
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wyatt Jul 25, 2016
Accordion · In home
Verified Student
super cool
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