|Augusta State University
Department of Music
Angela Massey, flute
Taylor Massey, clarinet
Carol Cook, piano
A Westobou Festival Chamber Music Series performance.
Angela Massey holds the position of third flute and piccolo with the Southwest Florida Symphony in addition to regular performances with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Augusta Choral Society. As a soloist she has performed at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City and at the National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte. Some of her accomplishments include second prize in the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition, third prize in the Frank Bowen Young Artist Competition, and finalist for the Myrna Brown Competition. She received a Certificate in Advanced Flute Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, her Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and completed her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her principal instructors have been Alberto Almarza, Brad Garner, Brooks de Wetter-Smith, and Martha Kitterman.
Taylor Massey is currently the principal clarinetist of Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Mr. Massey has been a featured soloist with Symphony Orchestra Augusta on multiple occasions,
including a recent performance of Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto. Mr. Massey has been in demand in the southeast region with performances with the Augusta Opera, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and Savannah Orchestra. He has given many guest artist recitals in the area and chamber performances around the United States and abroad in places such as Morges, Switzerland and Lucca, Italy.
Mr. Massey is currently on faculty at Augusta State University and the University of Georgia. His principal instructors have been Steven Cohen, Russell Dagon, and Ronald de Kant. Mr. Massey earned a bachelor's degree in clarinet performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a master's degree in clarinet performance from the Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.
Carol Cook holds a BM in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MM in opera coaching and accompanying from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, and the Diploma in Advanced Coaching and Accompanying from the Staatliche Hochschule f?r Musik in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition, she has done post- graduate study at the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. Mrs. Cook has worked as an accompanist with Frederica von Stade and Elvira Green, both of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as with numerous other performing artists. She is currently the Director of Operations and Principal Accompanist/Vocal Coach for the Augusta Opera.