The 46th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk • San Antonio, Texas

Joseph Cooper

Session: Your Warm-up is Talking. Are you Listening?

Dr. Joseph Cooper is a dedicated educator and active performer. He is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Students of Dr. Cooper succeed at all levels. College students under his direction have been admitted to top graduate music programs, have performed at summer festivals nationally and internationally, hold positions in regional ensembles, and have become band directors across the United States. His pre-college students have auditioned into the National Youth Orchestra and NYO2, have been accepted into the country’s best collegiate trumpet studios as performance majors, and have been invited to perform at the National Trumpet Competition.

Cooper has extensive performance experience as an orchestral trumpet player and freelance artist. He has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Colorado Symphony, and the Breckenridge Music Festival, among many others. He has performed in popular genres, too, including at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and across the United States and around the world.

Dr. Cooper holds degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington (B.M.), Rice University (M.M.), and The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.). His principal teachers are John Almeida, John Rommel, Marie Speziale, and Ray Sasaki. He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild.

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