Kyle J. Cook is beginning his fifth year as Director of the Outer Banks Chorus. A native of Bellaire, Ohio, he earned a B.A. in Music Education from West Liberty University in 2013 and received a Master’s degree in Music Education from Ohio University in 2020.
Kyle served as the Chorus Director for Moyock Middle School and Currituck County Middle School from August 2013 through June 2017 and now teaches at Western Branch Middle School in Chesapeake, Va. During his tenure in Currituck County, Kyle was named the New Teacher of the Year at both Moyock and Currituck County Middle Schools, the overall district New Teacher of the Year, and the 2015 Currituck County Middle School Teacher of the Year. At Western Branch Middle School, Kyle serves as the PBIS coach and as a new teacher mentor. His choirs have received Superior Ratings at local and state adjudications in both repertoire and sight reading; performed the tree lighting ceremony at Busch Gardens Christmas Town; and received Superior Ratings and Grand Champion awards at the Kings Dominion Festival of Music. His students host an annual benefit concert and consistently earn placement in competitive ensembles such as the All-City, All-District, and All-State Choirs. Among these accolades, Kyle’s choir was named the 2019 Virginia Music Educators Association’s Middle School Conference Performance Choir.
As a clinician, Kyle has provided professional development on local and statewide conferences and has been featured as a guest conductor for the RavensWay Foundation’s annual benefit concert and the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church’s “Let Freedom Ring” patriotic celebration. He has been inducted into the Bellaire High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame and was featured as an Albemarle Neighbor of the Week. Kyle has also served as a judge for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s Queen of Queens scholarship pageant.