Mark Emerson Hopkins

Doctor of Musical Arts  2000     Wind Ensemble Conducting-Performance, New England Conservatory.  Thesis Title “Interpreting An American Song by Alan Fletcher”.  Winner, Gunther Schuller Medal for Extraordinary Contributions to NEC’s Graduate Music Programs.

Master of Music  1996     Conducting and Trumpet Performance, University of Calgary.

Bachelor of Education  1983     Intermediate/Senior Qualifications in Music (Honors Specialist) University of Western Ontario.

Bachelor of Music  1982    Music Education, University of Toronto.

Advanced Studies

1997-1999     Frank L Battisti (New England Conservatory)
1993-1996     Dr. Glenn Price (University of Calgary)
Summer 2000     Dr. James Jordan (Westminster Choir College)
1995-1996     Howard Engstrom, (Principal Trumpet, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra)
1988-1989     Erik Schultz (University of Western Ontario)
1980-1982     Stephen Chenette (University of Toronto)
1977-1980     Larry Weeks (Principal Trumpet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra)

Music Education Graduate Studies
1988-1989    University of Western Ontario.  Recipient of Don Wright Award for Music Education.
1979     Academy of Brass Chamber Music with the Canadian Brass, Full Scholarship, (The Banff Centre)

Employment History
Since 2016     Full Professor                                 Acadia University
2010-2016      Associate Professor                     Acadia University
2005-2010       Assistant Professor                    Acadia University
2002-2005       Full-time Instructor                  University of Calgary
1999-2002       Assistant Professor                    Hanover College, Indiana
1989-1997       Chair, Music Department          Upper Canada College, Toronto, ON
1985-1989       Instrumental Music Teacher     Oakville-Trafalgar High School, ON
1983-1985       Instrumental Music Teacher     Milton District High School, ON