Peter Cooper first moved to Colorado in 1987 to begin his tenure as Principal Timpanist of the Colorado Springs Symphony/Philharmonic. Previously, he was Principal Percussionist and Timpanist of the Mexico City Philharmonic, after receiving his BM at the Oberlin Conservatory and his MM at The Juilliard School, studying with Michael Rosen, Roland Kohloff and "Buster" Bailey. Since being in Colorado, Mr. Cooper has assumed the position of Percussion Instructor at Colorado College, and has held various positions with the Central City Opera Orchestra since 1988. He is currently percussionist with the Boulder Brass, a founding member of The Marimba Trio, and free-lances as well as contracts for many organizations along the Front Range, including the Denver Junior Symphony Guild's youth programs and Colorado College. He is married to oboist Kathryn Dupuy Cooper, and spends his free time looking after their 6-year-old son Christopher and taking care of the family's rental property.