Bruce Cook
First name: Bruce
Last name: Cook
Title: Instructor
Department: Music
Description: Faculty
Office: M-115
Campus: Pleasant Hill
Extension: 2809
Bruce Cook

Program Coordinator, Piano and Music Literature

 Faculty Service Areas: Anthropology and Ethnic Studies


  Full-time instructor at DVC since 1996

  International Advisory Board, International Journal of Humanities and Peace


 2003-present. Ph.D. Ethnomusicology (ABD), University of California, Davis

 1996. D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder

 1996. Certificate, Transpersonal Psychology

 1989. Secondary Education Teaching Credential, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

 1985. M.M. Piano Performance, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

 1982. B.M. Piano Performance, Greensboro College, North Carolina

 1976-78 Studies with pianist Edward Kilenyi, Florida State University, Tallahassee

DVC Classes:

 MUSIC 150 & 151 Beginning Piano I and II

 MUSIC 250 Intermediate Piano

 MUSIC 252, 255, 190LA Piano Ensemble/Advanced Piano

 MUSLT 110 Sounds of Music: Introduction to Music Literature

 MUSLT 112 America's Music: A Multicultural Perspective

 MUSLT 114 World Music

 ANTHR 135 Native Americans

Approved classes (to be implemented):

 MUSLT 115 Music in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia

 MUSLT 116 Native American Music

Community Service:

Adjudicator for local and state piano competitions

Professional Organizations:

 Contra Costa Music Teacher's Association

 Music Teacher's Association of California

 Mu Phi Epsilon

 Society for Ethnomusicology

Awards, Honors:

 Who's Who in American Education (inducted 2006)

 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 University Fellow, University of California, Davis

 1989 U.S. West Best Teacher of the Year in Arizona, 1989 (First Runner-Up, secondary  education).


 2007 Braiding Anamnesia: Imaginal Interpretations of the Gendered Body in Deepa Mehta's  Earth and Urvashi Butalia's The Other side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India. The  International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, Arizona.

 2006 May Joseph's Nomadic Identities: The Performance of Citizenship: Reflections on the  Regenerative and Performative Nature of Cultural and Artistic Embodiment in Diaspora. The  International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, Arizona.

 2002 Fashioning Identity and Overcoming Illusions of Cultural and Religious Singularity at the  2002 Gnawa World Music Festival. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff,  Arizona.

 2002 Global Concerns and Sacred Musics in a 21st Century Moroccan Music Festival. The  International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, Arizona.

 2001 The 2002 Fez Festival of World Sacred Music: An Annual Festival in Morocco Embodies and  Reflects Sufi Traditions and Spirit. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff,  AZ.

 2000. An Exploration of the Relationships between Music and Nonordinary States of  Consciousness and the Function of Music in Holotropic Breathwork. Kolner Studien Zur Musik in  Erziehung und Therapie. Band 4: Music as a Human Resourse: Drafts and Developments. Laufer,  Chesky and Ellis, Eds. Verlag Christoph Dohr: Koln, Germany.

 1998 Sound as Spirit: A Survey of Music in Religion and Ritual. The International Journal of  Humanities and Peace. 14/1. Flagstaff, Arizona.

 1997 Achieving Global Transformation and World Peace through the Healing Potential of Breath  and Music. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. 13/1. Flagstaff, Arizona.

 1996 A Philosophy of Multicultural Consciousness in Education and the Transitional  Experience. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. 3/1. Flagstaff, Arizona.

 1995 Cultural Metaphor and Music: An Account of a Syncretic Bicultural Teaching  Experience. American Music Research Center Journal. College of Music, University of Colorado,  Boulder, Vol. 5.




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