Cooper Baldwin (b. 1994) is a composer, arranger, and performer currently residing in New York City. A self-proclaimed “musical storyteller,” his music is inspired by an eclectic array of genres, including the classical canon, current pop hits, cinematic masterworks, and Golden Age musical theater.

During back-to-back internships with the DreamWorks Animation Music Department, Cooper assisted with multiple productions, including the animated feature film Trolls and the animated television series VeggieTales in the House and The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. He continues to work freelance as a music transcriber and copyist on multiple productions for Netflix Animation and DreamWorks TV. His original compositions have been featured on stage and on film; most recently in productions of As You Like It, The Crucible, and in the short film “Gone Away.” He has had the distinction of being awarded multiple honors for his original work, including the grand prize of the 2019 Capital Hearing’s Young Composer’s Contest, the grand prize of the Cantate Chamber Singers’ 11th Biennial Composition Competition, first place in the the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra’s 2017 Composer-In-Residence Competition, and an honorable mention in the 2019 Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition.

As an orchestrator, he recently had the pleasure of being commissioned to write for Tony-award nominated actress Sally Mayes' original play Contradiction Of The Southern Soul, which ran from May 9th-12th 2019 in the Quintero Theater at the University of Houston. As an arranger, his work has been performed by numerous high school choirs across the country, including the John Burroughs High School “Powerhouse” choir (Burbank, CA), the Walsh Jesuit High School “Harmony Gold” choir (Cuyahoga Falls, OH), and the Cosby High School “Spotlight” choir (Midlothian, VA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition cum laude from Oklahoma City University, where he studied with Edward Knight, Jamie Whitmarsh, and Lendell Black.