Jayne Southwick Cool

Jayne Southwick Cool is devoted to composing and arranging music of all types after retiring from the position of Director of Music at Bethel Lutheran Church in Middleburg Heights, Ohio in 2007, where she had served as organist and choir director for fifteen years. She formerly directed bands and choirs in both public and parochial schools, and was a private instructor on French horn for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, with a major in French horn and a minor in keyboard. Graduate studies include work at Kent State University, The University of Akron, Oberlin College and Baldwin-Wallace College. Her compositions and arrangements include hymns, works for brass, woodwinds, handbells, organ, and mixed and children’s choirs. She is a contributor to Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the worship book of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and fourteen of her hymn arrangements are found in its companion volumes, “Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ.” Two of her Scripture songs appear on the CD “God Is Watching,” a Faith Stepping Stone resource copyrighted by the Faith Inkubators Music Guild. Jayne is published by Augsburg Fortress, Choristers Guild, Concordia, G.I.A., Hope, Live Oak House, and Selah.  In 2000, she was selected co-winner of the Third Millennium Hymn Tune Search sponsored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Jayne was recognized in February of 2006 in a choral celebration of women hymn authors and composers who have influenced church history by the Elizabethtown (Kentucky) Area Sacred Community Choir. Jayne has been a guest conductor/clinician at Choristers Guild children’s choir festivals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and has contributed several articles to “The Chorister” journal. She has served as a clinician for conferences of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and has led workshops for the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music, Worship and the Other Arts and for the Ohio District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Jayne is available as a resource person in the area of “Small Choirs and Use of Instruments” for the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. One of Jayne’s passions is writing, conducting, and leading hymn festivals. She also plans an annual Brass Choir Benefit Concert to raise money for the scholarship fund of the Middleburg Early Education Center, a concert for which she writes program notes, arranges music and plays horn and organ. Jayne lives with her husband Marty (a trumpet player) in North Royalton, Ohio, and has two married children and three grandchildren. Jayne can be contacted at jscool(at)roadrunner.com


Instrumental arrangements
Church's One Foundation, The (AURELIA)­Arr. Jayne Southwick Cool
(Brass quintet and timpani, organ, and congregation, 820-501)
Lift High the Cross (CRUCIFER)­Arr. Jayne Southwick Cool
(Brass quintet and timpani, organ, and congregation, 820-498)
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (ST. ANNE)­Arr. Jayne Southwick Cool
(Brass quintet, organ, and congregation, 820-505)
Rise Up, O Saints of God (FESTAL SONG)­Arr. Jayne Southwick Cool
(Brass quartet, organ, and congregation, 820-410)



 

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