Trumpeter William Cooper is a 2013 graduate of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where his primary teachers were Barbara Butler and Christopher Martin. In 2012 he was the winner of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Orchestral Excerpts Competition and won 3rd prize in the ITG Solo Competition. Later that year he was invited to the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition as one of eight participants. Since 2012, Mr. Cooper has held the 2nd Trumpet position with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and has served as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He is an active teacher in the Chicago area, and is an instructor at The People’s Music School, El Sistema Chicago.