School of Music
Cooper is a highly acclaimed pianist, chamber musician, and teacher. He has performed
and taught throughout the United States as well as Austria, Canada, England, France,
Germany, Mexico, Russia, and on the island of Guam.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He completed his D.MA in piano performance at the University of Michigan School of Music.
From 1987 Cooper taught at Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI), and chaired the music department there from 1992 to 2006. An enthusiastic teacher, he has also served on the keyboard faculty of the University of Michigan All-State Program at Interlochen and is a member of the faculty of the MasterWorks Festival of the Christian Performing Artist's Fellowship.
He and his wife, Laurie, have two children, Audrey and Daniel.