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  • Kevin J. Cope, Community Music School Administrative Assistant

    Community Music School Administrative Assistant
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-1548

    Biography

    Kevin J. Cope is a graduate of the University of Delaware with master's degrees in music composition and guitar performance. He has studied with composers Patrick Long, Jennifer Barker and Andrew Bleckner, and guitarists Matthew Slotkin and Christiaan Taggart. He serves as the president of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society and is also a member of the board of directors for Philadelphia's new music ensemble Orchestra 2001.

    Mr. Cope is the recipient of the Emerging Artist Fellowship for Music Composition and the Established Professional Fellowship for Music Composition from the Delaware Division of the Arts and was featured on the cover of Soundboard Magazine in their 40th Anniversary Edition with a focus on composition for the guitar. The issue also includes two movements from his Suite No. 2 for solo guitar. He has completed commissions for a variety of ensembles including the UD high school choral camp, middle school band camp, guitar ensemble, graduate woodwind quintet and horn ensemble, as well as many UD students. Commissions have also included a wide variety of other ensembles and soloists including Delaware chamber ensemble Melomanie, the Salisbury Guitar Festival, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society competition, saxophone and guitar duo Duo Montagnard, clarinetist Arianna Tieghi and guitar duo Duo Cortado. Recording releases include the saxophone and guitar piece Origin Unknown: A Pole Was Journeying, recorded and released by Duo Montagnard and the solo clarinet piece Sirocco recorded and released by UD's Christopher Nichols and Navona Records.

    An experienced guitar teacher, Kevin teaches with the University of Delaware Community Music School where he specializes in Suzuki guitar, guitar, composition and music theory instruction.

 

 

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  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu