Professor, Horn

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He joined the faculty of James Madison University in 2009 and performs frequently with the Madison Brass and Montpelier Winds, both faculty ensembles in-residence at James Madison University. As soloist he has performed with numerous ensembles including the JMU Brass Band at the Kennedy Center, the JMU Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, Chorale and KOR, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Baroque Consort, and the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville.

Mr. Zook's orchestral experience is extensive and has included positions with the Princeton and Haddonfield Symphony Orchestras, and frequent performances as a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Harrisburg, Richmond, Roanoke, Delaware, and Vermont Symphonies. He has performed under many of the world's premiere conductors including Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Neemi Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Osmo Vänskä, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon.

He has also presented numerous solo performances and lectures at universities, including Penn State, University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University, UNC-Greensboro, Western Carolina University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and UNC – Chapel Hill, as well as the annual South East and North East Horn Workshops and International Horn Symposium.

Mr. Zook holds degrees from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan and attended the Verbier and Pacific Music Festivals, the National Orchestral Institute, Sarasota Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Brass Professors and Instructors

Chris Carrillo

Chris Carrillo, Trumpet
Brass/Percussion Area Coordinator

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