Here at Madison, we pride ourselves on being a family; and we mean it for life! We love seeing our graduates out in the world, working toward their dreams. We are excited to share that Madison alumni Cooper Wood, who is now a prominent composer, will be showcasing one of his original compositions with The Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra.
Cooper graduated from Madison High School in 2017, and during his time at Madison, he played trumpet in the concert band and piano in the jazz ensemble. In addition, he played for and musically directed multiple musicals for the middle and high schools. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University in 2021, graduating summa cum laude, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in composition at OSU.
He wrote his original composition, in transit, last fall, and it will be performed by The OSU Symphony Orchestra with conductor Professor Burns on February 1 in the Hughes Auditorium, located on the OSU campus in Columbus. The piece will also be performed on February 3 at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
“I have had many performances of my work thus far across Ohio, and will soon be played nationally – as this summer my Sonata for Trumpet and Piano will be performed in San Antonio, Texas,” says Cooper.
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano was selected as a winner of the International Trumpet Guild’s annual new works competition, and will be performed on the New Works recital at their conference in June of 2022.
Madison is excited to follow Cooper’s accomplishments, and we can’t wait to see what he does next! #MadisonStrong