English baritone,  Jonathan F. Cooper is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he studies with William McGraw. Appearances at CCM include Officer Murphy in Street Scene, baritone soloist in Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs, and in “The Monteverdi Project” as both a vocal soloist and harpsichord continuist. 

Jonathan is a recent graduate of the conservatory of music at Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, OH), where he studied with Marc Weagraff. There he performed Pausanias in Chabrier’s Une éducation manquée, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Colline in La Bohème, Dr. Gibbs in Ned Rorem’s Our Town, and Mr. Gobineau in The Medium.He has performed as a soloist with the Lute Society of America in Gagliano’s La Dafne and in Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri at the Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival (broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM).  In demand as a choral singer, Jonathan has sung and recorded with Quire Cleveland and Apollo’s Fire; the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. He sung regularly with the Trinity Chamber Singers (Cleveland), and currently sings at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati.

Recent professional engagements include Jesus in Arvo Pärt’s PASSIO, and soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra (Cleveland, OH). He also appeared on the emerging artist concert series at Trinity Cathedral as both a singer and a pianist. 

As a Professional Artist at SongFest, he participated in master classes and coached with pianists Margot Garrett, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, and Roger Vignoles, composers Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Mohammed Fairouz, and John Musto, and singers William Sharp and Lisa Saffer. At SongFest he was chosen to perform John Musto's Shadow of the Blues with the composer at the piano.