Assistant Professor of Music, Guitar
- M.A. Liberty University
- M.A. Criswell College
- B.M. Belmont University
Professor 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 recordings “Sacred Dance,” and “The Hymns.”
In 2001, Professor Cooper graduated from Belmont University with a double bachelor’s degree in music theory, and music composition. He was also accepted to Belmont University as a graduate student, where he studied church music. During this time, Keith toured with Denver and the Mile-high Orchestra, Selah, worked with Jars of Clay, as well as Grammy award-winning acts such as Sheila E, Country – titans, Collin Raye and Clint Black.
In 2004, the Martin Guitar Company sponsored Cooper for his upcoming albums and tour schedule. In this same year, Cooper was invited to Athens, Greece to perform at the Summer Olympics. He became a top 10 recognized artist within the state of Texas on religious radio for the album “Sacred Dance” in 2006. From 2005-2012, Professor Cooper toured internationally in Russia, Israel, Finland, and South America.
In 2012, Professor Cooper completed his first graduate degree in Christian Leadership from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. In the spring of 2017, Professor Cooper finalized his Master of Arts in Music Education.
In addition to performing and recording, Professor Cooper has been a Concert Guitarist and Author with Reel Loud Records from 2005-2012. He has worked in a variety of educational fields and pastoral positions including Collier County Adult Education, Mt. Pleasant Middle School, and First Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas. Professor Cooper serves as an Assistant Professor of Guitar and Music in the Liberty University School of Music.