Clarinetist Copper Ferreira has enjoyed a professional career that has taken her across North America and overseas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brevard College (N.C.), under the tutelage of David Kirby where she attended the prestigious Brevard Music Center in 2002. In 2005, Copper completed a Master's in Clarinet Performance at Arizona State University under Dr. Bob Spring, after which she made her international debut at the Xi an International Clarinet and Saxophone festival in Xi an, China. She also finished a Master's in Music Theory at the University of Western Ontario, where she began her research into the influence of music theory on performance.
While in Canada, Copper served as principal clarinet with the Stratford Civic Orchestra, the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra in their production of Anne and as second and bass clarinetist with Symphony New Brunswick, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Prince Edward Island Symphony. She also held a teaching position at Mount Allison University, teaching music theory and studio clarinet. After relocating to Colorado in 2011, she performed with the Colorado Ballet, playing second and bass clarinet.
Copper is currently on faculty at Colorado State University, teaching music theory and performing regularly as a freelance musician in and around the Northern Colo. area.