Ph.D, Comparative Studies
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Daniel Copher, Ph.D. has been an adjunct FAU professor for six years teaching courses in classical music appreciation, history of jazz, history of rock and roll, and music history. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Oklahoma in architecture and music, studying with renowned organ professor, Mildred Andrews Boggess. His graduate work includes choral music (OU), liturgical studies (St. John’s University), MA in organ performance (FAU), MBA (Nova Southeastern University) and Ph.D. in Comparative Studies (FAU). His dissertation topic was, Authenticity of Space: and Interdisciplinary Convergence of the Tradition of Sacred Music and Twenty-First Century Sacred Architecture.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Copher is Organist/Choirmaster at All Saints Episcopal Church in downtown Fort Lauderdale. There he founded RiverSounds, a concert series of top choral and instrumental musicians. He is also the Executive Director of Florida Singing Sons where he previously served for thirteen years as Music Associate/Accompanist.
Prior to his work in Florida, Daniel served as Chapel Organist at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN). As accompanist for the St. Thomas Liturgical Choir, he was accompanist for numerous Middle Eastern and European tours including the Vatican Christmas Midnight Mass in 1988 and 1998.
In addition to his accomplishments in music, he has worked professionally in architectural related fields primarily in financial, strategic, and operational management. He currently or in recent past has served on numerous arts and municipal boards.