OFFICE OF THE DEAN

William Kopper

LECTURER
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Bill Kopper is a Boulder, Colorado based guitarist known for his expertise in American Jazz and Blues, and Brazilian Samba and Choro. Adept on electric, classical, and 7-string classical guitar (commonly used in Samba and Choro), he is featured on a diverse selection of recordings, from his own CDs "Samba de Chueca" and "El Oeste", to Jazz vocalist and 2017 Grammy nominee Rene Marie's CD "Black Lace Freudian Slip" and the soundtrack to her one-woman show "Slut Energy Theory", the Samba/Pagode group Ginga's eponymous EP release, Choro Clarinetist Dexter Payne's discs "Pra Voce" and "Jazz For All", Vocalist Sonya Vallet's debut recording "Moments in Passing", Jazz Saxophonist Nelson Rangell's discs "Soul to Souls" and "American Songbook", trumpet master Brad Goode's "Polytonal Dance Party" and "Chicago Red", Peruvian songstress Cristina Mendoza Vidal's debut release, "La Aurora, Icaros from the Amazon" (a tune from that disc "Cayal" was featured on the enviro-doc "A Fierce Green Fire", narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Isabel Allende), among many others. He is currently an instructor of guitar at the University of Colorado/Denver where he has taught for the last six years, and divides his time musically among the Brazilian Samba/Pagode group Ginga, the Brazilian Choro/Forro group The Dexter Payne Quintet, the World Jazz group The Hip Richies, Brad Goode's Polytonal Funk Project, and Madrid-based vocalist Sonya Vallet's group Los Profugos Galacticos.

Areas of Expertise

Guitar
Jazz
Blues
Samba
Choro

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor of Arts; History

Awards

$5000 Recording Grant, Pathways to Jazz/BCAA 2018

CONTACT US

 

Telephone: 303-315-7400
Email: 
CAM@ucdenver.edu​

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Physical Address

College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
1150 10th Street Denver, CO 80204

 

General Mail Delivery (USPS)

(Name or Title of Program)
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 162
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

 
Central Receiving (UPS/FedEx/Parcel or Package Shipment)

(Name or Title of Program)
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
1201 5th Street, AR 177
Denver, CO 80204-2005

 
Admissions & Enrollment

Email: CAMinfo@ucdenver.edu
Phone: 303-315-7487

 
Emmanuel Art Gallery

1205 10th Street Plaza
Denver, CO 80204
Email: emmanuelgallery@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7431

 

Film & Television Department

Email: FilmTV@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7405

 
IT Help Desk

Office: Arts Building, 177 C
Email: CAMit@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7428

 

LYNX National Arts & Media Camp

Email: LYNXcamp@ucdenver.edu​​
Telephone: 303-315-7468

 
Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

Office: Arts Building, 288
Email: CAMmeis@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7405

 

National Center of Media Forensics

Office: King Center, Fifth Floor
Email: NCMF@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-7496

 
Next Stage Gallery

1025 13th St
Denver, CO 80202
(Located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex)

 

Visual Arts Department

Office: CU Building, 800 A
Email: VisualArts@ucdenver.edu
Telephone: 303-315-1501