Dave Cooper

Dave C.

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Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional musician and have been teaching trumpet at the University level for over a decade. My musical focus has been in jazz, chamber and orchestral music. Studying with me would be unique to your musical interests and include fundamentals, theory, repertoire and personal insight. My sincere hope is to help each student achieve their next level of musicianship through my experience as a performer/educator.

About Dave C.

Dave Cooper is widely recognized as one of the most versatile trumpets players in the Midwest.

His performing affiliations include the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Isthmus Brass, The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Ensemble affiliations have included the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the Milwaukee, Fox Valley, Canton and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Dallas Brass, Walt Disney World, and the Aspen Jazz Ensemble.

As an educator, Dr. Cooper is an associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. As a clinician, he has lectured and performed at the International Wind and Percussion Festival in Beijing, International Trumpet Guild Conference, New York Brass Conference, and is a very active soloist/clinician with regional schools, jazz festivals and community ensembles. He is the host and author of the educational blog about all things trumpet.

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Dave has been my only serious trumpet teacher leading up to my graduation from college, but I still feel he is set apart from many other teachers. He has deep respect for his students and always wants to see them succeed. He seeks to understand his students and teaches to their needs, not only as musicians but as people. I place immense value on his guidance as I plan to begin graduate studies in trumpet, and will probably seek his guidance again later. Dave's teaching ability is bolstered by his colossal and diverse experience, and I consider myself very fortunate to have been his student.

Posted Mar 18, 2020

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Experience

Associate Professor of Trumpet and jazz Studies
Aug 2005 - Present

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

3rd/Associate Principal Trumpet
Sep 1991 - Present

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Aug 2000 - May 2005

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Education

Doctorate of Musical Arts
Sep 1990 - May 1993

University of Wisconsin - Madison

M.Music
Sep 1987 - Jun 1990

University of Akron

B.Music
Sep 1984 - Jun 1987

Lawrence University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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