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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5740
mtdksu@k-state.edu

Dr. Cora Cooper

Professor
Violin, Viola, String Chamber Music

785-532-5740
corac@k-state.edu
233 McCain Auditorium

Cora Cooper

Cora Cooper teaches violin, viola, chamber music and string pedagogy at K-State. She studied violin with Peter Salaff, Charles Castleman, Karen Clarke and Eliot Chapo, and short-term with Linda Cerone and Simon Fischer. Cooper recorded for NAXOS American Classics and has professional symphony experience playing with the Vermont, Austin and Tallahassee Symphonies, and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Research on music by women composers led to multiple performances at the Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and lectures in the United States and England. Cooper publishes violin and viola music by women composers and assorted chamber music editions. Her latest project is a new chamber music series, Developing Contemporary Techniques, with two volumes published in 2018.

Cooper served on the violin committee for two editions of the ASTA String Syllabus, and has been a frequent contributor to the AST Journal. She has presented sessions at the national ASTA conferences three times. Cooper has attended the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Pedagogy at the Juilliard School, the Teaching Violin to Children workshop, and is certified in the Sassmannshaus Method. She is a member of the founding education committee of the Boulanger Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women composers.

Visit Dr. Cooper’s website Violin Music by Women Composers: A Graded Anthology.