Award-winning composer Ian A. Cook (b. 1990) has received performances of his music across North America by prominent ensembles such as the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, the Northern Symphony Orchestra, the Lirica Chamber Ensemble, MPLS (imPulse), Aliro Voices, and at the Aries Composers Festival. Ian enjoys the way things grow and change through history, and his musical language reflects that, often blending traditional and newer styles together into a new amalgamation which speaks to today’s performers and audiences alike.
Ian is also an active performer as a trombonist and vocalist. He currently sings with the National Lutheran Choir, Aliro Voices, and MPLS (imPulse), and has sung previously with Magnum Chorum. Ian also serves on the MPLS (imPulse) board of directors. Ian graduated from St. Olaf College in 2012 where he studied Music Theory and Composition, Instrumental Music Education, and Educational Studies under teachers such as Justin Merritt, Timothy Mahr, Christopher Aspaas, and Steven Amundson.