Peter Cooper first moved to Colorado in 1987 to begin his tenure as Principal Timpanist of the Colorado Springs Symphony/Philharmonic. Previously, he was Principal Percussionist and Timpanist of the Mexico City Philharmonic, after receiving his BM at the Oberlin Conservatory and his MM at The Juilliard School, studying with Michael Rosen, Roland Kohloff and Elden “Buster” Bailey. Since being in Colorado, Mr. Cooper has assumed the teaching positions at Colorado College and Metropolitan State College of Denver, and has held various positions with the Central City Opera Orchestra since 1988. He is currently percussionist with the Boulder Brass as well as a founding member of The Marimba Trio. He also free-lances and contracts for many organizations along the Front Range, including the Denver Junior Symphony Guild’s youth programs.