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Dr. Joseph Cooper joined the dynamic and accomplished brass studios at Oklahoma State University as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet in Fall 2019. He teaches applied trumpet lessons to music performance and music education majors, directs trumpet ensembles, and teaches courses in high brass methods, among other resposibilities. Prior to OSU, he taught applied trumpet at The University of Texas at San Antonio from 2015-2019 and at Texas Lutheran University from 2011-2018.
Dr. Cooper is a member of RotoЯ Brass. A new brass duo created to promote new commissions and elevate the trumpet and horn chamber music setting. The RotoЯ Brass inaugural performance will be in March 2020 at the International Duo Symposium where they will be featured guest artists. The other member of RotoЯ Brass is Dr. Zachary Cooper, Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Horn at the University of Montana, Dr. Joseph Cooper’s identical twin brother.
Cooper is an active performer having appeared frequently with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Brass Quintet and Austin Opera in recent years. Additional performances include the Colorado Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and the Breckenridge Music Festival orchestras, among others.
Trumpet students of Dr. Cooper succeed at all levels. College students under his direction have been admitted to top graduate music programs in trumpet performance, have performed at summer festivals nationally and internationally, hold positions in regional ensembles, have won TMEA teaching scholarships, and have become successful band directors. His private lessons students have auditioned into the National Youth Orchestra and NYO2, have been accepted into music conservatories as performance majors, regularly achieve positions in All-State ensembles, and have been invited to perform at the National Trumpet Competition.
He holds degrees from powerhouse trumpet programs including Indiana University- Bloomington (BM), Rice University (MM) and The University of Texas at Austin (DMA). His former teachers include John Almeida, John Rommel, Marie Speziale, and Ray Sasaki. He is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and served on the Conference Artist Committee for the 2018 ITG Convention held in San Antonio, Texas.Support the show