He has been a member of several award-winning ensembles, including principal euphonium with the Georgia Brass Band, and has performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Sotto Voce Quartet. Dr. Cochran has taught alongside many of the world’s premier euphoniumists. He has presented recitals and master classes at universities throughout the U.S. and abroad, and performances at numerous international and regional ITEA conferences. Dr. Cochran has served on the artist faculties of the International Euphonium-Tuba Institute, the Low Brass Boot Camp, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He was an adjudicator for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference solo competition.
Dr. Cochran has also served as Director of the University of Montevallo Wind Ensemble, Assistant Conductor of the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Symphony Band and Youth Wind Ensemble Program. Dr. Cochran is currently Instructor of Music at Columbus State University and University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he teaches euphonium, directs the tuba-euphonium ensemble, and teaches courses in music appreciation. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Montevallo and the University of West Georgia. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance from the University of Alabama, and degrees in Music Education and Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dr. Cochran is a performing artist for Adams Musical Instruments and performs on the Adams Custom E1 Euphonium.