Alumnus Tyron Cooper nominated for two Emmy Awards
Congratulations to alumnus Tyron Cooper, who has been recently nominated for two Emmy Awards. They are in the category of “Musical Composition/Arrangement” for two different PBS documentary films, “Eva: A-7063” and “The Music Makers of Gennett Records.” This makes a total of eight Emmy nominations and three Emmy wins. Dr. Cooper is currently an assistant professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB). In fall 2017, Cooper was appointed as the director of Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music and Culture. He holds a B.A. degree in music education from Bethune-Cookman University as well as a M.A. in jazz studies and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Indiana University.
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu