Ashley Cooper enjoys a multifaceted career that allows her to share her passion for music with children and adults alike. She has taught violin masterclasses and lessons for Concordia University, Texas Lutheran University, Austin Chamber Music Center, Regents School of Austin, and International Music Academy. Mrs. Cooper is an experienced, passionate educator, investing her time in outreach concerts, leading high school sectionals, teaching music fundamentals classes for young children, and maintains a selective private violin studio in Stillwater, OK.
Mrs. Cooper won positions in the Austin Symphony and Austin Opera orchestras in 2012 and is a tenured member in both orchestras. Since relocating to Stillwater in 2019, she has performed with the OKC Philharmonic and Tulsa Symphony.
Ashley has taught and performed at numerous music festivals including SXSW, Victoria Bach Festival (TX), Mozart Festival (TX), Grand Teton Music Festival (WY), Garth Newel Chamber Music Festival (VA), Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Camp (MA), and PhoenixPhest Chamber Music Festival (MI). An active chamber musician, she has also collaborated with the Texas Bach Festival, Austin Eurythmy Ensemble, Austin Chamber Ensemble, Artisan String Quartet, Classical Music for the World, Round Rock Symphony Chamber Music, and Da Camera of Houston.
Mrs. Cooper received a Master of Music degree from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan.
Ashley enjoys playing outside with her daughter Abby and her husband Dr. Joseph Cooper, a professional musician and faculty member at Oklahoma State University.