Interim Dean and Professor of Music
Office: Mabel Wood Hall 337
B.Mus., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
M.Mus., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
State Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany
D.MA, University of Michigan
Aural Theory II & IV
Music Theory IV
Instrumental Ensemble Experience
Pianist Peter Cooper has performed and taught throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music as a student of Richard Cass. A recipient of a Fulbright/DAAD grant, Cooper spent a year in advanced music study at the State Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany. He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Michigan, studying with Theodore Lettvin.
Dr. Cooper is interim dean and a professor in the School of Music at Southern Adventist University, where he teaches piano and music theory. An enthusiastic teacher, he has also served on the faculties of Andrews University, the University of Michigan All-State Program at Interlochen, and the Master Works Festival of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship. Whether teaching or performing, Dr. Cooper is committed to fostering an appreciation of artistic beauty and desires to share his faith through music.