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
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,