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Keith Cooper

Associate Professor of Music, Guitar


  • D.M.E. Liberty University
  • CERT. Berklee College of Music
  • M.A. Liberty University
  • M.A. Criswell College
  • B.M. Belmont University


Dr. Keith L. Cooper is a commercial-styles guitarist of rock, jazz, blues, and percussive-acoustic music, composer, and author. In 2005 and 2006, he was the chief guitar clinician for the Gospel Music Association in Estes Park, Colorado. He was signed to Reel Loud Records, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 2005, where he produced four recognized and international recordings, namely the albums “Sacred Dance” and “The Hymns.”

Dr. Cooper holds credentials from Belmont University, Liberty University, and Berklee College of Music, with graduate and doctoral studies in guitar and ensemble performance. Following degree completions at Belmont, Dr. Cooper toured with Denver and the Mile-High Orchestra, Selah, and worked with Jars of Clay, Grammy award-winning acts such as Sheila E, Country – titans, Collin Raye and Clint Black.

In 2004, the Martin Guitar Company sponsored Dr. Cooper on national tours. Dr. Cooper was invited to Athens, Greece, and performed at the Summer Olympics. From 2005-2012, Dr. Cooper toured internationally in Greece, Russia, Israel, Ireland, Finland, Latvia, and South America. He was a top-10 artist on radio for the album “Sacred Dance” in 2006.

During the Fall of 2018, Guitar Center Corporation sponsored Dr. Cooper for his contributions to higher education. In the Spring of 2021, he was certified by Berklee College of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. He completed his Doctor of Music Education at Liberty University in Spring 2023.

Dr. Cooper has worked in various music and educational fields, including Collier County Adult Education, Mt. Pleasant Middle School, and First Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Cooper has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar and Music at the Liberty University School of Music since 2014.

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