Kim Cook, cellist and Carl Blake, pianist present a faculty recital
A graduate of Yale and the University of Illinois, Cook was principal cellist of the São Paulo Symphony and taught at New Mexico State prior to her appointment at Penn State, where she is Distinguished Professor of Music. She lives in State College with her husband Peter Heaney, Professor of Geosciences
CARL BLAKE (piano) holds three degrees in piano performance: Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) from Boston University, Master of Arts from San Jose State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Cornell University. Dr. Blake has performed three times in Weill Recital Hall (formerly, Carnegie Recital Hall) and has toured for the United States Department of State in Russia, France, England, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands as Artistic Ambassador with cellist Kim Cook (Distinguished Professor of Music at Penn State).
Currently, Dr. Blake serves as Director of Music of The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco and teaches piano in his private studio in Oakland. Mr. Blake is a member of the Board of Directors of Noontime Concerts San Francisco.
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