D.M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
Specialist of Music, University of Michigan
M.M., Northwestern University
B.M., 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. Lucas currently teaches saxophone at Murray State University, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, and previously served on faculty at the University of Colorado.
As a performer, Lucas has presented guest recitals and masterclasses at various universities, appeared as a concerto soloist with the Oakland Symphony, and has performed with various orchestras including the New World Symphony and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Additionally, as the bass saxophonist of The Moanin’ Frogs Saxophone Sextet, Lucas frequently performs across the country for various concert series and engages in educational outreach with students of all ages.
Lucas holds a DMA from the University of Colorado and additional graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. His primary teachers include Timothy McAllister, Eugene Rousseau, Tom Myer, and Andrew Bishop. Lucas is an endorsing artist for Conn-Selmer and D’Addario Woodwinds.