Lee Cook is originally from the Hickory area of North Carolina. He is an active musician and music educator in the Phoenix Area. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA.
Lee has been an active music educator for 21 years. He started teaching private lessons on woodwinds and brass instruments in Spartanburg, SC in 1995. In 2001, Lee moved to Florida and started teaching in the public school setting. While teaching in Florida, his marching band was a state finalist for the Florida March Band Coalition. His concert bands and private students have received superior ratings at Concert band festivals and solo and ensemble festivals. Lee has been an active music educator 2009, Lee moved to Arizona at taught in Willcox, AZ. The Willcox High School marching band was a state finalist at the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association. Lee is a member of the National Association for Music Educators and the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association.
Trombone is Lee’s primary instrument and is an active performer in the Phoenix area. He has performed with combo bands, big bands, brass bands, brass chamber ensembles, concert bands and orchestras in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, and California. In the summer of 2017, he performed the world premiere for Redbonelands by Stuart Dempster at the International Trombone Festival held in Redlands, CA. Currently, Mr. Cook is bass trombone for the Phoenix College, Glendale Summer Band and the Arizona Veteran’s Band. He is principal trombone for the Estrella Mountain Community College Band. He is a member of the International Trombone Association and American Federation of Musicians.