Memorial Drive Organ Series
JARED COOK, Organist
Sunday, February 24 | 7 PM | Sanctuary
The Memorial Drive UMC Organ Series is pleased to present organist Jared Cook on Sunday, February 24 at 7 PM in the Main Campus Sanctuary. Jared is a native of Houston, and is currently a junior Organ Performance major at Baylor University where he studies with Dr. Isabelle Demers.
He began his formal organ study at age seventeen with Stephen Morris. During his time at Baylor, Jared has competed in numerous competitions. In the 2018 William C. Hall Pipe Organ Competition, he was awarded first place in the undergraduate division, as well as the prize for outstanding hymn playing. His sophomore year he was selected as the organ division winner in the 2018 Baylor School of Music Semper Pro Musica Competition, and performed in a recital at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City.
In addition to competing, Jared has served as the organ scholar at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Houston, TX and the Principal Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waco, Texas where his responsibilities included accompanying the Chancel Choir and service playing. Currently, he is serving as the organ scholar at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. In addition to organ study, Jared is enthusiastic about meeting new people, learning languages, commercial aviation and traveling.
The concert is free and will take place in the Main Campus Sanctuary. The entire community is invited!