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Guest Speaker

As part of the special event Eva A-7063, the Contemporary Music Festival is pleased to present a question and answer period with filmmakder Ted Green and film composer Tyron Cooper. Please join us for this event on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30pm in University Hall.

Ted Green & Eva KorIn 2010 Ted Green switched to filmmaking after 20 years as a newspaper journalist. Since then he has produced seven documentaries, the most recent about Holocaust survivor turned global forgiveness advocate Eva Mozes Kor. Ted’s documentaries, all co-produced by WFYI, have screened in film festivals worldwide and at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and have been featured in the New York Times and His film Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story aired on ESPN Classic for three years. Ted holds a BA from Princeton University and a Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


  • 21 regional Emmys, including Best Documentary for his past four films (most recently for “Eva: A–7063”).
  • The national Gabriel Award in the category of Human Dignity.
  • First place in the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest.
  • The Fourth Estate Award from the national American Legion.
  • The Dick Schaap Award of Excellence from the Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Northeastern University.
  • The Servant Leadership Legacy Award from the Indianapolis Urban League.


  • John Wooden: The Indiana Story (2010)
  • Hoosier Veterans: Faces of War (2010)
  • Naptown to Super City (2012)
  • Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story (2013)
  • Bobby “Slick” Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier (2014)
  • Attucks: The School that Opened a City (2016)
  • Eva: A–7063 (2018)

Tyron CooperDr. Tyron Cooper is a four-time Emmy award winning composer/performer and Director of Indiana University, Bloomington’s (IU) Archives of African American Music and Culture. He also serves on the faculty of IU as assistant professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. He holds a BA degree in music education from Bethune-Cookman University as well as a MA in jazz studies and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology both from IU. Cooper has extensive experience and expertise in arts and culture stemming from decades of participation in recordings and live performances as music director, guitarist, vocalist, composer and arranger for national artists like A Taste of Honey, Max Roach, Diana Ross, Bo Diddley, Dionne Warwick, Felton Pilate, Marietta Simpson, Angela Brown, The Soulful Symphony, Kim Burrell, Donnie McClurkin, Donald Lawrence, Dorothy Norwood, Jason Nelson, Lamar Campbell, Bishop Leonard Scott, Kathy Taylor, and Walt Whitman and The Soul Children of Chicago among many others. He has won a total of four Emmys and one Telly award for his musical compositions in documentary films. Along with releases of original music on iTunes and Amazon, Cooper’s work as talent and composer can be experienced in PBS documentaries such as Strange Fruit: The Salt Project (2014), Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier (2014), Attucks: The School That Opened a City (2017), The Music Makers of Gennett Records (2018) and Eva A–7063 (2018) to name a few. Cooper is also co-owner, with his wife, Joii Cooper, of Art Salad Productions, a company that offers music product, guest lecture/demonstrations, clinics and consultation regarding arts and culture for community, industry and academic endeavors.