Lucas Hopkins is quickly becoming known as a prominent soloist, chamber musician and
educator comfortable in a variety of styles including classical, contemporary, jazz,
and pop. Currently, he holds faculty positions at Austin Peay State University and
Tennessee State University, and also previously taught at the University of Colorado
as a sabbatical replacement instructor.
An active performer, he has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Oakland East Bay
Symphony, and has presented solo recitals and master classes at various universities.
Additionally, Hopkins has performed with numerous orchestras including the New World
Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra under Marin
Alsop. As the bass saxophonist of the internationally recognized saxophone sextet,
The Moanin' Frogs, the group regularly tours the country performing for concert series
and giving educational workshops and masterclasses for students of all ages.
Hopkins received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance and pedagogy
at the University of Colorado. He also holds additional graduate degrees from The
University of Michigan and Northwestern University, and his primary teachers include
Eugene Rousseau, Timothy McAllister, and Tom Myer. Lucas Hopkins is a D'Addario Woodwinds
and Conn-Selmer performing artist.