The Caine College of the Arts has helped hundreds of former students make major contributions to the arts. Brandi Cook is one of these accomplished alumni. Her parents, who hail from Logan, were her inspiration to attend Utah State University. The outstanding music program was also an incentive for her to stay in Logan for her college years. Brandi majored in Choral Music Education and became certified to teach choir in grades 6-12.
"I knew at 15 that I wanted to be a choir teacher. I remember sitting down with my teacher telling her I wanted to take her job when she retired," said Brandi. Her ambition for teaching music was realized as she studied hard and became involved in many aspects of the Caine College of the Arts.
"While attending USU I was in the President's leadership council on a full tuition scholarship. I sang in choir, played the piano for jazz band and taught piano lessons for the youth conservatory. I also danced on several clogging teams in Clearfield one night a week. My junior year I took over a clogging studio as a teacher and studio owner. The hours in the day don't add up but somehow I did it! As a music major there were also many hours of practice and rehearsing."
By becoming involved in extra clubs and organizations, Brandi was able to follow several of her interests at once and learn valuable time management skills.
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