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Dr. Jennifer Brimson Cooper, Assistant Professor, Flute
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DMA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Contact Info:
Baird Music Hall 250
j.brimson@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 is Assistant Professor of Flute at Morehead State University. Dr. Cooper received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, her Master of Music degree from The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K. where she graduated with distinction and her Bachelor of Music in Performance with honors from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada. Her teachers have included Randy Bowman (Cincinnati Symphony), Bradley Garner (The Julliard School), Jack Wellbaum (Cincinnati Symphony), Peter Lloyd (London Symphony), Michael Cox (London Symphony) and Dr. Amy Hamilton.

Dr. Cooper has performed throughout Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. with solo appearances with the Brott Music Festival Orchestra, Cincinnati’s MusicX festival, the Wilfrid Laurier University Symphony and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra.  She has performed as Principal Flute with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. A laureate of many competitions, she has performed as winner of the 2007 Gilbert/Feld Prize for Woodwind Duo at the Royal Northern College of Music, finalist and Prizewinner at the Elora Festival (Ontario, Canada), as semi-finalist at the tri-annual Claude Monteaux Flute Competition in Indianapolis, as Prizewinner at the Cincinnati Flute Symposium and as finalist at the Royal Northern College of Music concerto competition.  As a chamber musician, Dr. Cooper performs regularly with Morehead State University faculty woodwind quintet, Baird Winds, as a member of Morehead State University faculty Saxophone and Flute duo, and has both performed and recorded CD’s with Canadian flute quartet, Quartet Laurier.  Her other chamber performances include the Guitar Festival of Ireland, Grandin Vocal Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Centre d’arts Orford noon-hour recital series (Orford, Quebec).  

An active member of the National Flute Association and the Flute Society of Kentucky, Dr. Cooper has presented clinics and recitals at annual conferences.  Additionally she has performed at the Canadian University Music Society (CUMS), World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) and Kentucy Music Teachers Association (KMTA) conferences.   Dr. Cooper’s research on Canadian flute repertoire will be published this December in Flute, the quarterly journal for the British Flute Society. 

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Theatre Major, Covington, KY"Morehead State University is a place where you can feel free to embrace who you are and enhance the talents you have been given. MSU is a place that is safe, yet will challenge you and make you the best you can be. I feel that, just in my short time here, I have grown immensely and can't wait to see how much I continue to grow in my remaining years in my home away from home."

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