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Dr. Jennifer Brimson Cooper

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Dr. Jennifer Brimson Cooper, Assistant Professor, Flute
Program/Dept: BM, Wilfrid Laurier University; MM, Royal Northern College of Music (UK);Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DMA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Contact Info:
Baird Music Hall 250
jb.cooper@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.2493

Bio

Image - Gold Square   "Morehead State is unique in its variety of musical opportunities available to the students.  The warm and friendly environment across campus encourages the student's growth and progress as a musician."

Dr. Jennifer Brimson Cooper has performed internationally in England, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Austria and across the U.S., with solo appearances with the Brott Music Festival Orchestra, MusicX festival, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, Wilfrid Laurier Symphony, and as flutist with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne.  She is a laureate of many competitions including the William C. Byrd Young Artist, Gilbert/Feld Prize for Woodwind Duo (RNCM), the Elora Festival, Claude Monteaux Flute Competition, and the Cincinnati Flute Symposium.  As a performer and clinician, she has presented at conferences for the National Flute Association, Florida Flute Association, Flute Society of Kentucky, Kentucky Music Teachers’ Association (KMEA), Canadian Universities Music Society (CUMS), Mid-South Flute Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), Guitar Festival of Ireland, and directs an annual All-State flute clinic for Kentucky high school flutists.  In addition to flute and saxophone duo, Awea Duo, Cooper performs as flutist with the Baird Winds woodwind quintet, as principal flute of the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra, and has recorded CD's of Canadian flute octets (2007), flute quartets (2010), and flute duos (2013).  Her research on Canadian flute music has been published in the British flute journal, Pan.

Dr. Cooper received her doctoral degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, MMus with high distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music, U.K., and BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.  She serves as Assistant Professor of Flute and Music History at Morehead State University, KY.  She has taught at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and as part of the KIIS international consortium in Salzburg, Austria.  

Dr. Cooper is a Powell Flute Artist.

"I loved the music! I liked all the private instruction time."

"I liked the fact that we had free time filled with electives, especially music technology because I love composing. Furthermore, I loved the music we played in all aspects. The Academy really got me motivated to practice.  I loved it!  I liked the concepts covered in the higher level theory class. I can’t wait until next year…I hope I get to come back."

"I liked everything about the Academy!  The counselors were great, the professors were wonderful. Everyone was nice and friendly. I can’t wait to go to school in the fall."

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