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December, 15, 2016
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM


Meeting Room W181


Excellent Rehearsals Every Day!

Clinic Synopsis:

Thoughtful rehearsal planning, and the attitude and seriousness of purpose we display to our students every day, will determine the quality of the experience they take from their years in band or orchestra. Performance constitutes the public face of our instrumental music program. The concert may offer periodic rewards that are a reflection of the preparation and diligent work of teacher and students, but the essence of the music program is to be found in the experiences generated in rehearsals.

Lynn Cooper - Biographical Information

Dr. Lynn Cooper retired in 2007 as Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Music at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. Prior to his 1985 appointment at Asbury, he taught in the public schools of Michigan for 19 years, the last 14 of those spent developing an outstanding band program at Ypsilanti High School. He founded the Ypsilanti Community Band in 1979 and was its conductor until 1985. Dr. Cooper is an active adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor and author, presenting clinics and seminars at state, regional and national conferences. His textbook for college instrumental methods course, Teaching Band and Orchestra, was published in 2004, with a Second Edition published in 2014. It has become the standard textbook for that course. He served on the Board of Directors of KMEA for 16 years, including a 2-year term as president. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from KMEA in 2009, and the Outstanding Contributions to Bands Award by the Kentucky chapter of Phi Beta Mu in 2015. He also serves on the Board of Advisors with the Center for Music Education at Sam Houston State University in Texas. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from The University of Michigan, and his Doctor of Education from the University Kentucky. He currently serves as a City Council Member in Wilmore, KY.