Austin Ryan Cook

Music Director - Musician - Actor - Technician



Across the United States, Austin has worked as an orchestrator on 6 new musicals and revivals, has arranged over 200 songs for theater, bands, opera, chamber music and solo instruments and has composed over 60 original songs. Below, you will find some brief samples of Austin's work as an orchestrator, arranger & composer. He engraves all of his own scores in Finale. If you would like an arrangement, original composition, orchestration or copying work please visit the contact link with your request. Austin has training and experience in Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Stride, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly, Country & Bluegrass. Whatever your needs, he has the experience to meet them.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM - Reorchestration for 2015 Chicago Premiere production

THE SOLSTICE BALL - Original Orchestrations for 2014 new musical 

HAIR - Reorchestrations in collaboration with original writer James Rado for 2014 Chicago Revival Production

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Radio Play - Original Score for 2011-2015 Chicago Production

PUTTING IT TOGETHER Medley - Arrangement for the 2013 JEFF Awards

FROSTY'S SHAKES N DOGS - Original Orchestrations & Arrangements for 2011 new musical

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Anthem - Arrangement for 2012-2013 press appearances

THREE DAY PORTRAITS - Original Composition for 2010 Classical Commission for Choir & Piano

A LOVE STORY - Original Orchestrations & Arrangements for 2012 Musical Theater Album

THE SOUL UNKNOWN - Music & Lyrics for 2016 New Musical workshop

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM - Reorchestration for 2015 Chicago Premiere production