Dr. Grant Cook to Present at LINC

October 15, 2014

ALLIANCE – Dr. Grant William Cook III, associate professor of music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Mount Union, will present “Beethoven to ‘Miss Emilie M.’ (July 1812),” at the LINC luncheon at noon on Tuesday, October 28 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

During his talk, Cook will focus on the contradictory nature of Beethoven’s character. Beethoven scholar Alessandra Comini described Beethoven's personality as "a dualism of tenderness and turbulence." "Beethoven to Emily M. (July 1812)" explores the contradictory nature of Beethoven's character and offers a glimpse into the composer's deep heart's core.

Cook earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Historical Musicology-Ethnomusicology and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Heidelberg College.

Cook’s research has primarily concerned the life and writings of the celebrated American Beethoven scholar Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-1897). His scholarly research has been published in The Choral Scholar, Choral Journal and The Beethoven Journal and presented by invitation at meetings of the American Musicology Society and the Ohio Choral Directors Association.

The cost to attend an individual event is $10; there is also a seasonal package for $50. A season pass guarantees a saved spot at each event and includes three more LINC lectures to be held in the spring (February 24, March 24 and April 28 – speakers yet to be named). Payment is accepted prior to the event by check via mail; tickets can also be purchased at the door, but advanced reservations are required.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Molly Fulton at linc@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-6063.


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