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Lucas Hopkins

Lucas Hopkins

Adjunct Faculty


  • Doctor of Musical Arts: University of Colorado
  • Specialist of Music: University of Michigan
  • Masters of Music: Northwestern University
  • Bachelors of Music: University of Minnesota
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.
Learn more about Dr. Hopkins' group, The Moanin' Frogs at their website: https://www.themoaninfrogs.com and find them on YouTube.