Skilled in all aspects of music creation and production
Robert Copeland's musical career began as a youngster. He was recognized as a child prodigy at the age of 5 and at the age of 10 began studying piano performance with Wilna Morgan of The Juilliard School.
During his university years he toured as rehearsal pianist and featured harpsichordist with the St. Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall with conductors Leonard Slatkin and Jerzy Semkow on two separate tours.
Following study in piano performance at Washington University, St. Louis, Robert fine-tuned his skills in production and recording engineering at Ohio State University.
In 1989, his move to Los Angeles opened the door for a significant career in the music business. Working with such artists, songwriters and producers as Billy Preston, Ed Townshend (Marvin Gaye), Bruce Fisher (You Are So Beautiful) and others, he garnered a top-ten club dance hit "Skin Party" by up-and-comer Danny James. Later on, major stage tours such as "Kitaro's Cirque Ingenieux" and Cirque du Soleil's "Mystere" proved to be good fits for Robert's musical leadership and creativity. Also, during this time, he provided audio technical guidance and solutions for film composers, artists, producers and music companies. Some of these individuals included Graeme and Ashley Revell, Paul Cooper (Universal group), Jim Messina, Joe Walsh, Cher, Carol Burnett, Christina Aguilera and Goo Goo Dolls, among many others.
Robert is currently composer and producer for LumiVoce’s music series “Ensoul”, featuring vocal artist Ying Ying Liu. “Wanwu, All Living Things", "Lingxi, Breath of Life", and "Guyu, An Ancient Whisper", were recently released worldwide to great critical acclaim.
Robert was recently the producer of his original production of "Wanwu" for a featured segment of the Maggie Q Gala for Animals Asia.
Robert's original 24-part music series "The Solar Terms", is an ongoing featured production for Chinese global media platforms Xinhuanet, Peoples'Daily, CIBN and Ximalaya.
The Ximayala Lifestyle Music Channel also features original works by Robert on a weekly basis for their subscription service.
In 2021, Xinhuanet Global Alliance named Robert their music director for all upcoming collaborative east/west music productions. This group of music masters' mission is to promote universal understanding of one another via the power of music.
In addition to Robert's love of artist development and mentoring others, he participates in a multitude of masterclasses and workshops focused on music production and careers in the music industry.