Emily Cook and her husband, Kent, are the parents of five children. Emily is a conductor, pianist, vocalist, and educator. For over 30 years she has devoted her life to educating and training youth and adults in both private piano and voice, as well as choral performance. She has taught music in Arizona, Utah, Missouri, Virginia, Switzerland, and Texas to students in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as adults. Her years at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah, won her choirs first and second place at the National Festival of Gold for two consecutive years. Emily founded and directed the Texas Stars Youth Choir while living in Houston. The Texas Stars performed throughout the Cypress, Texas, community, as well as performing on local TV and radio.
Emily received a bachelor’s degree in music education, vocal emphasis, from Brigham Young University. She has performed with and conducted such groups as the BYU Women’s Chorus, The Rising Generation, Consono, The National Opera of Liechtenstein, as well as co-directing many musicals from The Wiz to Fiddler on the Roof. She has also enjoyed singing with her husband in multiple cover bands through their years together.
Her esteemed mentors include Arden Hopkin, Clayne Robison, Tracy Warby, Merrilee Webb, Paul Broomhead, and Mack Wilberg. Emily teaches private lessons to over 30 current music students and is eager to work with and direct the Millennial® Choirs & Orchestras in Austin, Texas. Emily focuses her attention on her family, religion, and friends. She spends time traveling, reading books, and managing a busy household in Leander, Texas, where she resides with her family.