Matching Minds and Music: Building Meaningful Relationships with Your Students
- This clinic will present ways to make meaningful connections to teenagers through music. It will demonstrate the life-changing power that music has for At-Risk students. It will feature performances by members of the Andy Dekaney High School Band in a variety of musical settings.
- Trent Cooper (email@example.com)
- 12/17/2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
- Trent Cooper has been a music educator in Texas for 29 years. He began his career in the Spring Independent School District as an Assistant Director at Wells Middle School and returned to the district in the fall of 2003 to serve as an Assistant Director at Westfield High School. That year, the band was selected as the Bands of America Grand National Champion. His bands have won numerous festivals throughout the State of Texas and the nation.
Today, marks Mr. Cooper’s fifth appearance at The Midwest Clinic with a band. He has presented clinics at The Midwest Clinic in 2009 and he has subsequently presented clinics at the Texas Bandmaster’s Association Convention, the Sam Houston State University Summer Music Symposium and various school district training sessions throughout the State of Texas.
Mr. Cooper served on the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List Committee for four years before being asked to serve as chairman of that same committee. He has benefited from the from the mentorship of Eddie Green, Matthew McInturf, Joe Dixon, Richard Floyd, Larry Livingston, Richard Crain and Philip Geiger.
He holds an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Houston and a Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University. He is a member of TMEA, TMAA, TBA, Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha. He and his wife Angela reside in The Woodlands Texas.