Kenneth P. Soper

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Kenneth P. Soper


Kenneth P. Soper is an American hornist, conductor, educator and composer.

Mr. Soper earned a Bachelor of Science degree in French horn performance from the Mannes College of Music and a Master of Music Education degree from the Manhattan School of Music, both in New York City. While in New York, he performed with the Stuttgart Ballet Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra of New York, the Harkness Ballet Orchestra and the Nassau Symphony Orchestra. For ten years he was principal French horn of the American Concert Band.

From 1989 through 1998, Mr. Soper served as director of brass studies and conductor of the symphonic winds at Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. He was appointed music director and conductor of the Atlantic Wind Symphony in 1987. He held that position until he retired in 2006. He currently performs with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Wind Ensemble.

An avid music arranger, Mr. Soper has completed more than 50 works for brass ensemble and several major works for concert band. He was an active music educator for 35 and retains his membership in the Music Educators National Conference and the New York State Music Educators Association. He is a past president of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education and the Suffolk County Music Educators Association. His conducting career includes performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

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