William Cooper

William C.

Wilmette, IL

About William C.

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William teaches: Ages 8 and up
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Teaching since: January 2009
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William Cooper has been teaching private trumpet lessons since 2009. William is currently pursuing a Master of Music at Northwestern University, where he also received a Bachelor of Music in 2013. Since 2012 he has been an active performer, playing with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago (until 2014), the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and as a highly-regarded freelance classical musician in the Central Florida region. Other orchestral performances include performances with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Many of William's middle and high school students have been selected for all-district and all-state bands and orchestras.

William strives to make music fun and enjoyable to his students while challenging them to be the best they can be.

Photos and Videos

William's brass quintet plays the 4th movement of Ewald No. 3


2nd Trumpet

Sep 2012 - Present
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra


Music Staff

Jun 2013 - Sep 2014



Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Civic Orchestra of Chicago



Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
Brevard Music Center

Attended for two summers. https://www.brevardmusic.org/


Master of Music in Trumpet Performance

Jul 2016 - Present
Northwestern University

Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance

Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Northwestern University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Bronze Medal

May 2014
2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

1st Place

May 2012
2012 National Trumpet Competition, Ensemble Division

Third Place

May 2012
2012 International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition

First Place

May 2012
2012 International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition

3rd Place

Jun 2011
2011 National Brass Symposium Solo Competition
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2 Reviews on William C.

Grant Sep 7, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
William is a great teacher. My son really enjoys the lessons and he is learning a lot.
Caroline Jul 19, 2016
William is really helpful and kind.
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