Gospel Singer Crystal Cooper to Perform at William Woods

Gospel singer and songwriter, Crystal Cooper, will sing at William Crystal CooperWoods University this month. Her performance, at 6 p.m. April 28 in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center, is free and open to the public.


Compared to contemporary artists like Corinne Bailey Rae and CeCe Winans, Cooper is a 21-year-old who hopes to motivate and inspire listeners with her upbeat music and positive lyrics. She draws influence from a broad spectrum, everything from jazz icon Billie Holiday to Gospel/R&B powerhouse Aretha Franklin.


Raised in a household of musical talent, Cooper began singing in church at a very early age and by the end of high school had mastered the guitar and written several original songs. 


A recent college graduate, Cooper has released her first album, which has been described as easy listening, spiritual, contemporary gospel music with a fresh sound.


Cooper’s performance at William Woods is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, contact , coordinator, at (573) 592-4358 or tamara.carter@williamwoods.edu.