Grant William Cook III

Grant William Cook III is professor of music and director of choral activities at the University of Mount Union.  He conducts the Concert Choir and Cantus Femina, teaches choral conducting and literature, and administers the university’s choral program. 

Choirs under Cook’s direction have performed by invitation at state and regional meetings of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education, toured nationally and internationally, appeared in concert in Washington National Cathedral and performed with the symphony orchestras of Toledo and Canton.

Active as a musicologist, Dr. Cook’s research has been published in The Choral Scholar, Choral Journal and The Beethoven Journal and presented by invitation at meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Ohio Choral Director’s Association. In addition, he has served on the National Research and Publications Committee of the ACDA and the State Board of the OCDA.

Cook holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal pedagogy from Heidelberg College and is a graduate of Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where he earned both the Master of Music degree in choral conducting and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in historical musicology/ethnomusicology.