Instructor of Music



Clarinetist Copper Ferreira has enjoyed a professional career that has taken her across North America and overseas. In demand as an clarinetist in the region, she has an active freelance career performing with the Colorado Ballet, Greeley Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, Longmont Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, and Wyoming Symphony as well as Opera Steamboat. She has also performed in Canada as principal clarinetist of the Stratford Civic Orchestra, with the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, and second and bass clarinetist with Symphony New Brunswick, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Prince Edward Island Symphony. 

Ferreira performed at the 2005 Xi’an International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival (China) and on the 2014 Colorado State University Chamber Winds faculty performance tour of Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia. In addition, she appears on several professional recordings including Black Dog (Summit Records) with clarinetist Robert Spring, and Madison Avenue (Potenza label) with Wesley Ferreira. 
She completed her undergraduate degree at Brevard College (North Carolina) under the tutelage of David Kirby and a masters degree in clarinet performance at Arizona State University studying under Dr. Robert Spring. In addition, she earned a Masters in Music Theory from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). Prior to her relocation to Colorado in 2011, she taught music theory and applied clarinet instruction at Mount Allison University. Currently, Ferreira is on faculty at Colorado State University where she teaches in the music theory area and works in an administrative role with the large ensembles.