Tim Cooper received degrees from the University of Toronto where he studied with Bernard Diamant, Charles Heffernan and Greta Kraus, and where he was the first recipient of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Scholarship in Choral Conducting. Tim received his doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Georgia, under the musical influence of E. Pierce Arant, Jr. and Robert Shaw.
Dr. Cooper retired in 2012 after a thirty-four year career as Professor Music Education at the University of New Brunswick. An award winning composer, tenor soloist and conductor, he directed award winning amateur choirs for over 40 years, and has had several highly successful voice students. He has worked regionally and nationally as an adjudicator and choral clinician. Most recently he has conducted the Indian River Festival Chorus in Fauré’s Requiem and Rutter’s Requiem.