Cooke Welcomed as Associate Professor of Vocal Music

Cooke Welcomed as Associate Professor of Vocal Music

Independence Community College welcomes Zachary Cooke as our new Associate Professor of Vocal Music. Cooke, an ICC alumnus, served the last three years as the Director of Choral Activities at Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall High Schools in Richmond, VA. He also served as the Director of Music at Beulah United Methodist Church. 

“I am excited to rejoin the Independence community and help contribute to the wonderful memories for the student body and community members,” explained Cooke. “Being a former Pirate, I have seen the magic and fantastic musical moments this college and staff can embellish. Now that I am a faculty, I can continue to pass forward incredible musical moments and create a tradition of lasting memories that linger from year to year.”

Cooke received his Master of Music Education from Northern State University and his Bachelor of Music Education from Delta State University. He holds his Collegiate Professional License and Class A Educator License and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. 

“I am thrilled to welcome Zach back to ICC as our Vocal Music Professor,” said Heather Mydosh, Arts and Humanities Division Head. “I remember him for his kindness, enthusiasm, and bright intellect, and I am eager to see the new directions in which he will take the vocal program. We have a proud tradition of excellence in the performing arts here at ICC, and Zach is perfectly paced to lead our choirs into our next chapters.”

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