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Darryl Cooper
Vocal Coach - Opera Coordinator

Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is preparing the singer musically ready to go onstage confidently as quickly as possible, whether in front of an orchestra, in an opera, or next to the piano. Having the music in the brain, the voice, and the body. 


Trained at Florida State U, New England Conservatory, Brevard Music Center, and holds a MM from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Teachers have included James Streem, Marilyn Neeley, Margo Garrett, and Timothy Bach. Currently asst musical director of the opera program at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A native Georgian, he has been a member of the opera and coaching faculties of the Boston Conservatory, Boston U Theater Institute, Crittenden Opera Studio, Chautauqua Opera, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute, and an Artist-in-Residence in Theater Arts at Brandeis U. Has prepared numerous professional and workshop opera productions in New England, Italy and the SF Bay Area. An active recital partner, he has been heard on WGBH Radio (Boston).