Clare Cooper

Awards

1997 Songwriter's Guild of America's President's Award

1998 Abe Olman Award for Excellence in Songwriting

Honorable mentions in Unisong, Billboard Song Contest, Song Wars, USA and Song Spree International Songwriting Competitions

Performance

Featured performer in songwriter's circles presented by the Songwriter's Guild of America, NARAS, BMI and World Hunger Year. Featured on "13 Stories Over Times Square," a compilation CD released by the Songwriter's Guild
 
Performed at 1997 Audio Engineering Society convention as part of songwriter's showcase series  presented by the Songwriter's Guild of America
 
Extensive performing experience with bands and solo in venues throughout NYC including The Beacon Theater, Irving Plaza, The Knitting Factory, Symphony Space, Bitter End and CBGB
 
Member of a synthesizer ensemble led by composer Wendy Carlos as part of "Bach at the Beacon," a program featuring unconventional performances of Bach's music (also worked as assistant to Ms. Carlos on the score for independent film "Woundings")

Theater

Musical Director/Orchestrator - "Urban Momfare" Music by Pamela Weiler Grayson, book by Pamela Weiler Grayson & Alice Jankell.  Winner "Best Overall Musical" 2014 Fringe Festival

Musical Director - “JAWS! The Musical” written by Wayne Henry at Broadway Comedy Club, NYC

Musical Director/Composer: "How To Marry A Divorced Man" with book and lyrics by Bryan Leys at Mint Theater, National Arts Club, Jerry Orbach Theater

Musical Director for Off-Broadway hit "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding"

Musical director for cabaret shows at Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, Judy's Chelsea, Metropolitan Room,Laurie Beechman Theater, the Duplex.

Assistant Musical director/Copyist for the Musical "Memphis" written by David Bryan (Bon Jovi) and Joe DiPietro ("I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change") at Mountainview Center For The Performing Arts, Mountainview, CA and LaJolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA

Music Copyist for “Toxic Avenger - the Musical" written by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ and New World Stages, NYC

Professional Affiliations

BMI, AFM Local 802

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Welcome!  This site is still under construction, but stay tuned -  I'll tell you all about my upcoming gigs, share new songs and keep you updated on the musicals I'm working on!