Christin Cooper is a pianist, conductor, and music educator from Newark, DE. Christin is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Delaware, studying conducting with Dr. Paul Head and piano with Marie-Christine Delbeau. At UD, Christin has established herself as an in-demand accompanist for university choral ensembles, soloists, and community groups while also maintaining a private piano studio. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Christin was a music teacher and accompanist at The Harvey School in Katonah, New York. Her performance interests include all aspects of collaborative piano playing, extended piano techniques, and music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Recent performances include a solo appearance at the Smyrna Opera House (DE), a collaborative appearance in the Newark Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and an alumni recital at Bucknell University. Christin is a 2011 graduate of Bucknell University where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. Her former teachers include Dr. Barry Hannigan and Dr. Xun Pan. Christin is very excited to participate in this festival and visit Minneapolis for the first time!