Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

President/CEO of Go-DIVA! Productions, Inc. and professional vocalist, Jennifer Cooper, offers a unique, deeply varied repertoire of entertainment, blurring the boundaries of genres and styles. Before taking the stage as a jazz, blues and pop songstress, Cooper sustained a successful, professional opera career yielding rave reviews for more than thirty principle roles and various concert appearances throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S., and accumulated coveted top prizes in competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council, National Symphony Orchestra Young Artists, among others. Recently, her guest soloist spots have included; the River Concert Series with the Chesapeake Orchestra led by Jeffery Silberschlag; “Come to the Cabaret” with the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, directed by her former music teacher and mentor, Kirk Wilke; several appearances with the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society led by Michael Santana, as well as frequent performances at the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach (FL) concert series. Cooper and her current ensemble, GrooveSpan, remain in high demand for numerous venues, music festivals, concert series, and private events.

Cooper has created, produced and starred in several original music productions, including her one-woman, auto-biographical musical cabaret, “Go-DIVA! ~ of Song, Silence & the Abuse of Chocolate” (written by LB Hamilton), “Velvet Nights” (international cabaret), and “Only Yesterday” (Carpenters tribute). Her popular showcase series, “Opera Night” and “Broadway Night” consistently played to sold-out audiences in the southern Maryland region while her highly acclaimed “Sentimental Journey” (WWII era tribute) presentation continues to tour the east coast.

It was her original fundraiser production of “Go-DIVA! Act III: The Swan Takes Flight” (sequel to the original “Go-DIVA!”) that sparked her relationship with SMYOC and raised $5,800 for the organization. Cooper is a passionate advocate for youth music programming and education, citing her years of childhood flute and piano study, and positions as high school marching band drum major, principle flautist in symphonic band, and lead actor/singer in school and community musicals, as the catalysts for her successful career in music, and the best possible training for her achievements in business management, producing, directing, teaching, and owning her own company. She presents age-appropriate programs (“Career Talks”) to youth groups, allowing children to explore her multifaceted professional music career which spans a pilgrimage of exhilarating triumphs and challenging setbacks. With her vast collection of images, recordings, videos and anecdotes, Jennifer delights her young attendees with the sights and sounds of an exciting journey that encompasses her life passion; MUSIC.

Her four-year stint as the sole voice instructor at EMU (Harrisonburg, VA) provided opportunities for new course development - Musical Theater and Opera Scenes classes which she single-handedly created and led to high acclaim – plus positions as Music Director and Conductor for major musical productions and choral ensembles. She currently serves as a highly respected private voice instructor and expert vocal technique master class and workshop facilitator. As president and CEO of Go-DIVA! Productions, Inc. (a live music presenter company), Cooper strives to provide exceptional quality entertainment, spanning four centuries of genres and styles, while continuing to educate, inspire, and support the next generation of creative artists. Please visit www.go-diva.webs.com to learn more!