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David Cooper is an Eclipse Artist and plays Eclipse trumpets and flugel horns exclusively.

Biography

david cooper playing trumpetDavid Cooper is widely recognized as one of the most versatile trumpets players in the Midwest. His performing affiliations include the New Breed Jazz Quintet, Principal trumpet with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the salsa band “Candela”, The No Net – nonet, and Principal show trumpet for the Weidener Center for the Performing Arts. Performances have been with such renowned artists as; Doc Severinsen, Adolph Herseth, Kurt Elling, Lynn Harrell, Orbert Davis, Ben Sidran, Andre Watts, Bob Mintzer, Joe Williams, Ed Shaunessy, Clyde Stubblefield, Bobby McFerrin, Armen Donelian, Lew Soloff, Bobby Shew, Bob Newhart, Marie Osmond, Robert Goulet, among others. Ensemble affiliations have included the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the Milwaukee, Madison, Canton and La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Dallas Brass, Walt Disney World, and the Aspen Jazz Ensemble.

As an educator, Dr. Cooper is currently the professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. In 2005, Dr. Cooper hosted a trumpet festival that attracted over 450 participants. Among the festival activities was a recital that featured himself with principal guests Adolph Herseth, Doc Severinsen, Charles Lazarus, members of the Minnesota Orchestra trumpet section among other wonderful players. As a clinician, he has lectured and performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, New York Brass Conference, and is a very active soloist/clinician with regional schools, jazz festivals and community ensembles.

As a published author, his website, www.DavidCooperMusic.com produces and sells a number of his music publications and recordings. These publications include an adaptation of the Bach cello suites for trumpet, numerous jazz transcription books, a book/CD of arias arranged and adapted for Mezzo-Soprano and Trumpet, and most recently, Bartók’s 44 duets transcribed and edited for two trumpets. Publishing affiliations include, Tom Harrell, Hal Leonard Corp., Chas. Colin Publishing, Roger Dean Publications and the Lorenz Corp.

David is also in demand as a composer and arranger with numerous jazz, rock and commercial ensembles, large and small. His most recent composing/arranging efforts are directed toward his university jazz ensemble, the No Net, Nonet and the New Breed Quintet. He has composed and sequenced soundtracks for theater, television, radio and corporate purposes. Affiliations include UW-La Crosse Theater Department, Madison Theatre Guild, The Heibing Advertising Group, John Roach Projects, Knupp & Watson, Normco Productions, Newell Corporation, and the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Dr. Cooper received his Bachelor of Music from Lawrence Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI, his Master of Music from the University of Akron in Ohio, and his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. David is endorsed by Eclipse Trumpets of UK and plays Eclipse exclusively.