Bruce Hopkins is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music (M.Music) and Boston Conservatory of Music (B.Music). Mr. Hopkins has studied trumpet with William Vacchiano, Roger Voisin, John Coffey, Carmine Caruso and Julio Tancredi.

Mr. Hopkins is presently Principal Trumpet with the Thayer Symphony Orchestra and the Symphonic Brass and Trumpet Soloist with the TSO Chamber Players. He has often appeared as trumpet soloist with the Thayer Orchestra, the Central Massachusetts Symphony, the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra and the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra as well as appearing as soloist in Germany, England, Scotland and the United States.

In addition to being the Personnel Manager of the Thayer Symphony Orchestra and Manager of the Bion Orchestra, Mr. Hopkins is presently Trumpet Instructor at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and has been the Director of the Assumption College Band (Worcester, MA) since 1987. He formerly held the positions of Director of Concerts and Community Activities, Program Coordinator and Associate Director of Music at the Performing Arts School of Worcester. Mr. Hopkins also was the Orchestra Manager for Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Hopkins has served on the faculties of Assumption College, Clark University, College Of The Holy Cross and the Performing Arts School Of Worcester, Barrington College (RI), Worcester State College and St. Mark's School (Southboro, MA).

"a world class talent" - Worcester Telegram