Gloria Cooper - GAC Music. Gloria Cooper brings her extensive professional experience as a vocalist and pianist to her performances. Her cool voice and her piano playing convey a deep understanding of the music and the ability to express many layers of emotion.

Doctor of Music and Education - with a concentration in college teaching Ed. D - 1992 - Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City

Academic Experience:
Dr. Cooper is currently Associate Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Music at Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York.

Taught voice classes at Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York City.

Workshops Taught:
Solano Community College - Suisun City, CA - Vocal Jazz

New York State Summer School of the Arts - Summer Jazz Camps - SUNY - Binghamton, NY (Vocal Jazz Faculty and Assistant Artistic Director)

Artist in Residence for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts -
  • Developed a vocal jazz curriculum and series of workshops in designated public schools in New Jersey.
Vocal Jazz master class/clinic at the Mellon Jazz Festival - Harrisburg, PA

Taught Vocal Jazz at the Jim Widner Combo Jazz Camp: UMSL, St. Louis Missouri

Taught a vocal jazz workshop and master class in Kumamoto, Japan

Cooper, Gloria.  “Decoding the Lead Sheet: A First Glimpse Into Popular/Jazz Styles for the Classically-Trained Singer.” Classical Singer 15.7 (2002): 14-15, 24-25.

Cooper, Gloria.  “Once More With Feeling:  The Crossover Artist’s First Steps in Making an Emotional Connection with a Popular Song.” Journal of Singing  60.2. (2003): 153-157.

Cooper, Gloria, ed. Sing Jazz!. New York: Second Floor Music, 2002  

Click here to open the document Cooper, Gloria & Sickler, Don.  Jazz Phrasing:  A Workshop for the Jazz Vocalist.  New York: Second Floor Music, 2004. View the postcard front View the postcard back View the brochure front View the brochure back