Jackson Cooper is a widely read cultural critic, writing for publications on both coasts. In addition to CVNC, his writings have appeared in the Greensboro News and Record, ICareIfYouListen.com, Classical Voice of North America, and Film Matters magazine; he also contributed an essay for the Perform book series published by Focal Press. He is a member of the Music Critics Association for which he launched the Association's Instagram account @classical_voice.
Equally at home in the rehearsal rooms of theatres and orchestras, Cooper debuted as a guest conductor with the Durham Symphony in November 2015. He studied theatre criticism and conducting at UNCG, working as an assistant director on several university and community productions and serving as a rehearsal conductor for UNCG's Opera Theatre. In the Summer of 2015 he received an undergraduate research grant to study musical theatre conducting with the company Greensboro Light Opera and Song. He also helmed UNC-Chapel Hill's acclaimed production of A Chorus Line in November 2015. Follow Jackson Cooper on Twitter at @CrampedCritic.
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