Cooke, Audrey

Audrey (Cecilia) Cooke (m Belyea). Pianist, organist, b Winnipeg 1 Aug 1930; ARCT 1966. She studied during the 1940s with Gwendda Owen Davies, and in the 1960s with Jean Broadfoot, Douglas Bodle, Leonard Isaacs, and Donald Hadfield. In 1949 she became an accompanist for the Manitoba Music Competition Festival. She has been an organist 1957-86 in Winnipeg churches and has been active as an accompanist and teacher. Her pupils include the pianist Duncan Campbell. She is married to the Winnipeg musician and poet Herbert Belyea.

See also Richard Cooke (her father) and Phyllis Cooke (Thomson) (her sister).