Dr. Joseph Hopkins

Dr. Joseph Hopkins, professor of music and dean of the School of the Arts at Samford University, holds degrees from Shorter College, Baylor University and Indiana University.  He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and recently completed a residency at the Universitas Pelita Harapan Conservatory in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Before Samford, Hopkins served as dean of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College and chair of the Department of Music at the University of Evansville.  He founded the Harlaxton International Chamber Music Festival and served on the faculty of the Operafestival di Roma (Rome, Italy).  Performances include leading opera roles with the Operafestival, the Dallas Lyric Opera, and Wildwood Opera Theatre; soloist with the St. Petersburg State Orchestra, International Chamber Orchestra of Rome, and Moscow State Philharmonic; recitals at St. Martin in the Fields Church of London, on Chinese National Radio, and for the Atelier Chamber Music Series of Paris, as well as concerts in the North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.  Recordings include The Songs of Richard Faith, a collaboration with the composer for Leyerle publications, and Canciones, a collection of Spanish songs performed with guitarist Renato Butturi.  Upcoming events include regional performances and various concerts in Indonesia, England, Ecuador, and Honduras.