Dr. Britt Cooper is the newly appointed Chair of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts and Director of Choral Activities at Walsh University. He directs two university choral ensembles: the Walsh University Chorale and the Walsh Chamber Singers, an auditioned touring ensemble. He holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alabama and a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina.
Under his direction, the Chamber Singers have toured extensively throughout Ohio and have traveled to Washington D.C., New York and Chicago. In addition, they have toured internationally on three different occasions, most recently to Italy in May of 2015. Through his career, Dr. Cooper has also directed collegiate choirs in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and won Second Place in their National Graduate Conducting Competition in 2003. Dr. Cooper also serves regularly as a clinician for honor choirs throughout the region.
As a singer, Dr. Cooper has given recitals and concertized as a soloist throughout his professional career. He has sung with and studied under some of the most important conductors in American choral music, including Robert Shaw and Joseph Flummerfelt.
Dr. Cooper lives in North Canton with his wife, Heather, who teaches music at Canton Country Day School and has been featured as a pianist on Canton Symphony and Canton Symphony Chorus concerts. They are blessed every day by their two children, Megan and Mark.