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Dr Ian Cook

Senior Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Music)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

I am at researcher at the University of Newcastle - Australia with the following interests of research in

1. Conducting wind orchestra in the areas of new repertoire and specially commissioned works for the genre.

2. Conducting 18th century opera pertaining to historically informed performance practice with special interest in the tempo indication of Mozart.

3. Supervision of PG students - historical informed performance, practice led research in the fields of wind ensemble and conducting.

4. Australian historical recordings relating to informed performance practice

5. Hector Crawford's contribution to Australia's cultural history through hid radio years 1945-1957 through programs such as the Mobil Quest, Opera for the People and Music for the People. This has been supported by two SAR (Scholars and Artists in Residence) Fellowships at the National Film and Sound Archives 2013/2014.

http://www.nfsa.gov.au/research/fellowships-internships/research-fellowships/2014-research-fellows/

http://www.nfsa.gov.au/research/fellowships-internships/research-fellowships/2013-research-fellows/

6. A research focus developed during my candidature for M.Mus where the performing practice of the basset clarinet was explored in preparing a performance edition of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581.



Teaching Expertise

Teaching Experience:

1. One on one clarinet teaching at both non-tertiary and tertiary level (undergraduate and post graduate)

2. One on one and class teaching of conducting at both non-tertiary and tertiary level (undergraduate and post graduate).

3. Class teaching for Academic Courses for undergraduate students.

4. Ensemble coaching in chamber music at undergraduate level.

5. Ensemble coaching in large ensemble (wind orchestra).



Administrative Expertise

Admin Experience:

Present

1. School Board member

2. School delegate on Faculty Appeals and Show Cause Committee

Past

1. Curriculum Teaching and Learning Convenor for the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music.

2. Director of the Non Tertiary Program

3. Member of the School Executive.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Music), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Music, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • 18th Century tempo indications
  • Hector Crawford
  • Mozart opera
  • Teaching clarinet, conducting,ensemble studies
  • historical informed performance
  • music performance

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
199999Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified35
190499Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified65

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
1997Vice Chancellor's Award
University of Newcastle
1992A High Commendation for Excellence in Teaching
University of Newcastle
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cook IR, 'Charles Mackerras and his infinite gift to Mozart Scholars: A critical analysis of Australian recordings in the NFSA spanning the 20th century.', Australasian Sound Recordings Association Journal, 39 59-72 (2014) [C2]
1998Cook IR, '"The Basset Clarinet as the intended instrument for the Concerto K622 by W.A. Mozart."', Australian Clarinet Journal, One 40ff (1998) [C3]

Conference (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cook IR, 'The Tempo Indications of Mozart: A Performer¿s Perspective Based on a Scholarly Discourse Supported by Historically Informed Performance Practice', Doctors in Performance, Helsinki, Finland (2014) [E3]
2014Cook IR, 'Does speed matter? The interpretation of a tempo indication is central in realizing the contextual issues of a Mozart opera libretto when conveying the story.', Conference Proceedings, Rose Bruford College - Sidcup - Kent UK (2014) [E3]
2014Cook IR, 'Does Speed Matter? The Interpretation of a Tempo Indication is Central in Realising the Contextual Issues of a Mozart Opera Libretto when Conveying the Story.', Conference Proceedings - International Music and Performing Arts Conference, Malaysia (2014) [E3]
2013Cook IR, 'Charles Mackerras and his infinite gift to Mozart Scholars: A critical analysis of Australian recordings in the NFSA spanning the 20th century.', Conference Proceedings, National Film and Sound Archives - Canberra (2013)
2012Cook IR, 'The tempo indications of Mozart: A performer's perspective on a scholarly discourse supported by historically informed performance practice', Performer's Voice' 2nd Symposium, Singapore (2012) [E3]
2012White C, Cook IR, Allan C, 'My self, then my self: The ephemeral performer in 'the breathing space projects'', Performer's Voice' 2nd Symposium, Singapore (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsChristopher Allan
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Creative Work (68 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Cook IR, Symphony for Wind Orchestra by Ralph Hultgren, Harold Lobb Concert Hall (2013)
2013Cook IR, A Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, Great Hall - University of Newcastle (2013)
2013Cook IR, Concerto for Marimba and Wind Orchestra - Gerard Brophy Australian Premiere of a commissioned work, Harold Lobb Concert Hall (2013)
2013Cook IR, Prichard C, T Bone Concerto by Johan de Meij, Great Hall - University of Newcastle (2013)
2013Cook IR, Carson S, Manning A, Stove M, Concerto for Group and Orchestra by Jon Lord transcribed for Rock Group and Wind Orchestra (Australian Premiere), Great Hall - University of Newcastle (2013)
2011Cook IR, Grand Pianola Music by John Adams, Harold Lobb Concert Hall (2011)
2011Walker SKA, Scott-Mitchell, Cook I, Ricci G, Allan C, A recital of the music and reading of letters of Ludwig van Beethoven, celebrating the installation of Beethoven¿s Death Mask, generously donated to the Conservatorium by Sir William Bowmore MBE AO, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle, NSW (2011)
Co-authorsChristopher Allan, Sally Walker, Anthea Scott-Mitchell, Gianfranco Ricci
2011Cook IR, Music of the Spheres by Philip Sparke, Harold Lobb Concert Hall (2011)
2006Cook I, Concerto for 4 Percussionists by Dana Wilson, Newcastle, (2006) [J2]
2006Cook I, Symphony No 4 by Alfred Reed, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2006) [J2]
2006Cook I, Variations for Oboe byNicolai Rimsky Korsakov, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2006) [J2]
2006Cook I, Klezmer Classics by Johan de Meij, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2006) [J2]
2006Cook I, Poeme de Feu by Ida Gotkovsky, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2006) [J2]
2006Cook I, Folk Song Suite No 3 by David Stanhope, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2006) [J2]
2005Cook I, Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, The Undanced Ballet by Frigyes Hidas, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, Ballet for Band by Cole Porter, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, Pineapple Poll by Arthur Sullivan, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, The Firebird (1919)by Igor Stravinsky, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, 1812 Overture by Peter I Tchaikovsky, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, Music from Star Wars by John Williams, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, Cartoon by Paul Hart, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, Concertino for Flute by Cecile Chaminade, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, Celebration by Philip Sparke, Newcastle, (2005) [J2]
2005Cook I, Don Giovanni by Mozart, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2005) [J2]
2004Cook I, Symphony No. 1 by Johan de Meij, Newcastle, (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Moussorgsky, Newcastle, (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Music for Prague 1968 by Karel Husa, Newcastle, (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Second Suite in F op 28 No 2 by Gustav Holst, Newcastle, (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Colonial Song by Percy Grainger, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Molly on the Shore by Percy Grainger, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Kaddish by W. Francis McBeth, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Symphony No. 3 By James Barnes, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, Essays for Wind, Organ and Percussion by Richard Hair, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2004) [J2]
2004Cook I, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2004) [J2]
2003Cook I, The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Jager, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Cook I, Fantasia from Verdis Rigoletto by Luigi Bassi, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Cook I, Sweeney Todd by Sondheim, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Cook I, Espana by Chabrier, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Cook I, Symphony from Ivy Green by Mark Camphouse, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2003) [J2]
2003Cook I, Selections from Westside Story by Leonard Berstein, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2003) [J2]
2002Cook I, The Pathfinder of Panama by John Philip Sousa. University. Conservatorium. (2002) [J2]
2002Cook I, Rigoletto by Verdi, Newcastle, (2002) [J2]
2001Cook I, A Song of Swans (1998) by Barry McKimm. University. Conservatorium. (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, Portraits for Wind Orchestra (2001) Tom Donald, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, Portraits for Wind Orchestra (2001) by Tom Donald, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, The Loaded Dog (1998) by Graham Lloyd, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, Rush (2000) by Paul Witney, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, Concerto for Alto Trombone 0p 236 (1999) by Eric Gross, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, La Belle Helenne by Offenbach, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2001Cook I, A Song of Swans (1998) Barry McKimm, Newcastle, (2001) [J2]
2000Cook IR, Suite Algerienne by Saint Saens, University, Conservatorium (2000) [J2]
2000Cook IR, Olympica by Jan van der Roost, University, Conservatorium (2000) [J2]
2000Cook IR, Meditations on a Scottish Hymn Tune by Robbert Jagger, University, Conservatorium (2000) [J2]
2000Cook IR, El Camino Real by Alfred Reed, University, Conservatorium (2000) [J2]
2000Cook IR, Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, University, Conservatorium (2000) [J2]
2000Cook IR, Shadows in the Maze by Tracey Parker, University, Conservatorium (2000) [J2]
2000Cook IR, The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan, Gilbert and Sullivan Society, City Hall (2000) [J2]
1999Cook IR, Various Wind Orchestra works, Pan Pacific Music Camps, Pan Pacific Wind Orchestra (1999) [J2]
1999Cook IR, Music from Stage and Screen, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Cook IR, HMS Pinafore, Newcastle G&S Players (1999) [J1]
1999Cook IR, Masterworks for Winds, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Cook IR, Facade by Walton, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Cook IR, Winds and Brass, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Cook IR, Gala Concert, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Cook IR, Cox and Box/Don Giovanni Highlights, Opera Hunter, Opera Hunter (1999) [J2]
1998Cook IR, "Fantasy on the Old Hundredth" (CD title: "Strike up the Band"), ABC Classics, Australia (1998) [J2]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Cook IR, Tempo Indications of Mozart: An Analytical Study of Performance Practice in the Twentieth Century as it relates to The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro, University of newcastle (2008)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$15,800

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20141 grants / $2,000

Doctors in Performance Festival Conference, Helsinki Finland, 4-5 September 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Ian Cook
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400699
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $1,500

Training 'Early' Musicians in the Age of Recordings, Tel Aviv Israel, 23-24 September 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Ian Cook
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301034
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $10,000

A Performing Edition of Clarinet Quintet K.581 of Mozart for Basset Clarinet and String Quartet$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Ian Cook
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177215
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19951 grants / $2,300

A Pedagogical Model for the Development of Clarinet Technique$2,300

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Ian Cook
SchemeTeaching Committee Teaching Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175875
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015The Contemporary Orchestral Transcription: Approaches to Adapting Repertoire for the Modern Ensemble
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009Online Keyboard Harmony - Creating and Assessing an Online Introductory Keyboard Harmony Class for Undergraduate Level Keyboard Music Majors
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Exploring the Diversity of Contemporary Western Classical Percussion Repertoire: Preparation Techniques and How They Influence Performance
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013"Playing Heavy Metal": A Comparative Study of the Role of the Tuba in the Orchestra, Brass Band and Wind Ensemble
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2005A Developmental Study of a Young Conductor through a series of Practical Projects
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Ian Cook

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Music

Contact Details

Emailian.cook@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 8936

Office

RoomCON501
BuildingThe Conservatorium of Music
LocationThe Conservatorium
Cnr Laman and Auckland Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Australia
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