Dr. Jennifer Cooper has given solo and chamber recital tours and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Jennifer is a laureate of many competitions including the William C. Byrd Young Artists Competition, Gilbert/Feld Prize for Woodwind Duo, the Elora Festival Young Artists Competition, Royal Northern College Concerto Competition, Pittsburgh Flute Club, Claude Monteaux Flute Competition, and the Cincinnati Flute Symposium. She has recorded many CD’s including: Flute Octets, Flute Quartets, Canadian Flute Duos, and was featured on Lei Liang’s chamber compilation, Bamboo Lights. Her chamber duo, Awea Duo, released their debut album, Shade of Darkness in April 2018, which was nominated for first round Grammy consideration.
Jennifer has served as flutist with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, and has performed with multiple professional symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. Canada, and the U.K. She has served on faculty at Morehead State University, KY, has taught at Lutheran Summer Music Festival and Academy at Luther College, IA, and on faculty with the KIIS consortium in Salzburg, Austria. She currently serves as Professor of Flute and Music Theory at University of Montana and as Principal Flutist with Missoula Symphony. Jennifer also serves as Executive Director for the Montana International Choral Festival.