About String Symposium

    String Symposium is a chamber ensemble that focuses on mastery of both technical and performance skills. This program specifically targets our advanced string players and utilizes rich repertoire to challenge even the most proficient players.

    • String Symposium performs 2-3 concerts per season.

    • String Symposium is subject to a minimum enrollment.


    Harrison Cook received a BA from Georgia State University and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has played in various orchestras, including the Columbus Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, and various recording studios. He has had the opportunity to play around the world, including performances in Italy, Monaco, and China. Harrison currently teaches at Simpson Middle School, gives recitals, and plays with various ensembles around the Atlanta community. He also continues to teach a robust private studio, with students going on to perform at the Brevard, Suwanee, and Interlochen summer institutes, and go on to colleges including the University of Georgia, Furman University, and the University of Texas to study music.

    In high school, Harrison spent one year in the Buckhead Youth Orchestra and the following three years with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He attended the Brevard Summer Institute twice, the Franklin Pond Chamber Music Program, and spent a summer in Spoleto, Italy through the Cincinatti Conservatory as a part of the Spoleto Music Festival. He continues to study with Joel Dallow, as well as various other members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, including Christopher Rex and Brad Ritchie. Harrison has played in various chamber ensembles throughout his career, including the newly formed Arche String Quartet, and is excited to coach Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra’s strings.