District Fall Conference

Friday, September 8, 2023 9:30-12:00PM
Kawai Gallery of Piano
Located at Polaris Fashion Place
1540 Polaris Pkwy #104
Columbus, OH 43240
Guest Speaker: David Cook

Join us for an engaging conversation with Ohio native and musician, David Cook, son of our very own CEOMTA member, Janice Cook, as he shares his personal journey growing up in OH to now living in NY and crisscrossing the country serving as an adjunct professor and musical director for some of the world’s most notable artists. This conference is guaranteed to be like none other as he shares his personal story and reminds and inspires us as teachers of the important role we play in our student’s lives.

Your students are also invited to attend a separate, free special talk featuring David Cook discussing his musical journey geared just for students on Thursday, September 7th beginning at 6:30 pm currently also scheduled at Kawai Piano Gallery. Due to limited seating, both events are RSVP only.

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District Fall Conference Schedule
9:15 Registration
9:30 CEOMTA Business Meeting
10:00-10:45 Session 1 “Introduction of David Cook: A guided conversation from student to professional and the impact of teachers along the way”
10:45 Break
11:00-11:45 Session 2 “Our Role As Teachers: continued discussion from perspective as former student and now educator on tips, tools, skills needed to best support our students and help them reach their highest potential.”

NYC-based pianist David Cook has worked across genres from jazz to pop to blues and everything in between for nearly 20 years, as musical director, sideman and leader. He is currently the musical director for Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Shoshana Bean and several other artists. As a sideman he has played in bands led by Mark Guiliana, Lizz Wright, Alan Ferber, Jared Schonig and more. And as a leader he has released 3 critically acclaimed jazz records, Loyal Returns (Sunnyside) and Pathway & Scenic Design (Brooklyn Jazz Underground). Originally from Columbus, he’s a graduate of the University of Michigan school of music and serves as adjunct professor in the jazz department at Montclair State University’s John J. Cali school of music.If you have any additional questions, please contact chair Ashley Wise (wisenotesmusic@gmail.com).


Updated 8/21/23