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 during which she received 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, and others. Following a hiatus from performing due to a medical setback, she returned to the stage in 2006, immersing herself in popular music genres. Cooper has since 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), “Sentimental Journey” (WWII era tribute), “Only Yesterday” (Carpenters tribute), and most recently, “Go-DIVA! Act III: The Swan Takes Flight” (sequel to the original “Go-DIVA!” which raised $5,800 for the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra). In addition, her popular showcase series, “Opera Night” and “Broadway Night” consistently played to sold-out audiences in the southern Maryland region.
Recent jazz/cabaret concerts featuring Cooper as a featured guest soloist include; the popular River Concert Series with the renowned 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; and several appearances with the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society led by Michael Santana. Cooper and her current ensemble, GrooveSpan, remain in high demand for various venues, music festivals, concert series, and private events. She also serves as a highly respected private voice instructor and vocal technique master class facilitator in the east coast region. Her four-year stint as the sole voice instructor at EMU (Harrisonburg, VA) provided opportunities for new course development (Musical Theater Scenes , Opera Scenes classes, etc.), Music Director and Conductor for major musical productions, etc. As president and CEO of Go-DIVA! Productions, Inc. (a music presenter company), Cooper strives to provide exceptional quality entertainment, featuring the widest variety of eras 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!