"Among distinctive voices Bri Cooper is one to enjoy. Her music is creative and authentic."
Urban Buzz Magazine
Bridgette "Bri" Cooper's singing career began at the age of 12 when her unique vocal abilities caught the ear of her school music teacher. Throughout middle school, she participated in honors music programs and cast as Michaela in the seventh-grade production of the opera Carmen. Bri continued the path of performing with the support of her parents and teachers.
In 2018 and 2020, Bridgette ran for United States Congress with a platform that included the positive impact of the arts on the national and global economy. Bri is recognized as a trailblazer in her field by Urban Buzz Magazine. She was named 25 Women Changing World by Conversations Magazine; Alumni of the Year from East Carolina University School of Music; Indie Artist of the Year; NASDAQ's “Ignite Your Ambition” Honoree Campaign, and several awards national and international awards of singing, including the Paul Robeson National Vocal Competition, Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition, Bel Canto Competition of Chicago, the YWCA Studio Club Competition, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, Ms. American Achievement, and National Association of Teachers of Singing State and Regional Finalist.
Ms. Cooper has performed with The Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Charleston Symphony International Tour of Porgy and Bess performing the roles of Bess and Clara, The Israel Jerusalem Music Festival, Aspen Opera Theater, and Opera Ebony Young Artist Program to name a few. Her debut with The Washington National Opera helped to establish her as not only a world-class opera singer but also an advocate for the education of opera for young and new audiences to opera, with The Washington National Opera Look-In Program, where she performed the role of Tituba from Robert Ward’s The Crucible. She was awarded a grant to teach opera to the children of Washington DC, where she was nominated as New Teacher of the Year; and winning Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
Her guest soloist engagements include The Marian Anderson 73rd Annual Lincoln Memorial Concert, Bahamas Independence Day Festival, which celebrates her Bahamian heritage, The Inaugural Women's Leadership Luncheon, International Caribbean Heritage Awards, The Key Biscayne Artist Series, New Haven Connecticut Celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Royal Palm Beach Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The 100th Celebration of Christ Episcopal Church, the Benjamin Banneker Museum, and more. She has performed in recital throughout the United States and Europe. Bri made her Carnegie Hall debut at the Weil Recital Hall in the Voices of the New Millennium Concert in New York City.
Bri's features in online and print publications include Bri Cooper and Friends: An Independence Weekend, Black Enterprise Magazine, ABC Here and Now, Scholar Magazine, The Curvy Fashionista, FOX45 Morning Show, to name a few. Her television credits include Bri Cooper and Friends: An Independence Weekend, regional commercials, Hidden Treasures of Washington DC, and Operaluscious "Where Opera Meets Lifestyle", a featured extra in The Wire, The Washingtonian, and House of Cards.
Bridgette holds an M.B.A., B.M., and studied music at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Her discography is available on Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon.com, Tidal, Apple Music, and all digital distribution outlets. She is the owner of 728 Productions™ “a performing and creative arts production and lifestyle company”.