JACOB COOPER’s compositions and multimedia works have garnered recognition throughout North America and Europe, appearing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the MATA Festival, and the Wordless Music concert series at the Miller Theater. Recent performers of his music include eighth blackbird, the JACK Quartet, the Calder Quartet, Ensemble ACJW, and the Albany Symphony.
Lauded as “richly talented” (The New York Times) and “a maverick electronic song composer” (The New Yorker), Jacob has earned grants and awards from Chamber Music America, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and ASCAP, and was winner of the 2011 Carlsbad Music Festival competition. His song cycle Silver Threads, written for soprano Mellissa Hughes and electronic track, was released by Nonesuch Records in 2014 to critical acclaim, and his opera Timberbrit has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
Also dedicated to teaching, Jacob is an Assistant Professor of Music at West Chester University and has previously served on the faculty at Amherst College. He holds a doctorate in composition from the Yale School of Music.