Jameson Cooper



Originally from Sheffield, England, Jameson Cooper began playing the violin at age 6. At 13 he joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and later became concertmaster of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra. He studied with Malcolm Layfield and Wen Zhou Li at The Royal Northern College of Music, where he earned a Graduate of Music Degree with Honors and a Professional Performance Diploma. He first came to the US as a participant in the Aspen Music Festival. Since then, he has studied with Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki, and Roland and Almita Vamos.

Jameson earned Master’s degrees in Violin and Conducting from Kent State University, where he later served as Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at the University's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. He has performed as soloist with orchestra, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and Europe. In the 2001-02 season, Jameson played in the Audubon Quartet in its Beethoven Quartet cycle series.

Recipient of numerous prizes, including the Prince's Trust Award, and first prize in the Tuesday Musical Club of Akron and Kent State University Concerto Competitions, Jameson has also recorded Icelandic music for Musart, and new music by Kent State University composers on Innova. Jameson has given masterclasses at Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, and Morningside College, and is a former faculty member of the Lyceum Music School of Oldham, England.

He currently serves on the faculty of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend, where he teaches violin and chamber music.