Susan Cook received her Bachelors of Music degree from Bowling Green State University, Masters of Music from Northwestern, and Premier Prix du Saxophone from the National Conservatory of Bordeaux, France. She has performed with the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company (Toronto), Grant Park Orchestra, Elgin Symphony, KLANG, and Chicago Arts Players, and has been a featured soloist with the Houston Symphony, University of Saskatchewan Wind Ensemble, and Bowling Green Philharmonia.
Ms. Cook has toured with the International Saxophone Ensemble of Bordeaux and premiered works by John Cage, Lou Harrison, Marilyn Shrude, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Sebastian Huydts, Evan Chambers, and others. Her prizes include: Grand Award winner at the Canadian National Music Competition a Liberace Foundation Scholarship at Northwestern University, and a Canada Council Grant. Currently a member of the faculty at DePaul University in Chicago, Ms. Cook has recorded for the Quantum, Vandenburg, and Mode record labels.