DEVIN COPFER is a performer, recording musician, registered Suzuki teacher, and arts entrepreneur based in Columbus, OH.
Devin is the Co-Founder and Director of Chamber Brews, a chamber music ensemble committed to breaking down barriers and celebrating new music. She currently sits on the advisory board of the Johnstone Fund for New Music, serves as Concertmaster of the Worthington Chamber Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of the Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra, and happily performs with Columbus' Janus String Quartet.
Some of her performances include work with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Columbus Gay Men's Chorus, BalletMet, Opera Project Columbus, The Ohio State University, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Capital University, the Central Ohio Discovery Ensemble, Columbus Dance Theater, the Columbus Museum of Art, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Devin has performed with artists such as Dr. Mark Lomax, Counterfeit Madison, Maria Schneider, Michael Bublé, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, and Disturbed.
Devin's Lesson Studio contributes to the strong Suzuki Community in Columbus. She is invested in the principle that "anyone can learn," and that "ability does not develop innately. it is up to you" [Nurtured by Love, S. Suzuki, p. 53]. We are a studio driven by love, comfort, joy, and commitment to excellence. Every day we practice our skills on the violin so that we may grow to be powerful musicians and wonderful people.
Devin's loves performing violin and vocals with Small Songs [AVANT-POP], which, "has big feelings. The five-piece band calls its music "pop," but, like the limbs of an octopus, tentacles of rock, jazz and, on occasion, musical theater guide it along as well." [J. Oller, the Columbus Dispatch]
A consistent recipient of program grants from the Johnstone Fund for New Music and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Devin is an arts advocate dedicated to building a strong musical environment capable of sustaining creative events and organizations in the Central Ohio region.