At an early age, athletics filled Cooper’s extracurricular activities. Primarily, it was an all-consuming hockey career which extended into college and ironically became the crossroads to a music career. At the same time there was a fixation on music that began as a middle-schooler and expanded into song-writing with a high school band which was getting some local attention. Increasingly drawn to his music, the time demands of college hockey became the stimulus for a series of introspective songs that would open up new career opportunities. One of those new breaks was a chance to develop his own collaborative song writing style in Nashville. The result was his first professional EP, For A Reason, that reached number 12 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart in the fall of 2014.
After graduating from the University of Michigan in April Cooper has been working on new music and songwriting in Nashville, where he currently lives.