Christopher Hopkins

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Ames, IA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 21, 2018 to Jun 15, 2018

Christopher Hopkins is a composer and performer with special interests in the integration of electroacoustic composition, instrument design, and graphical notation, dialectics of historical musical styles, and performing Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba. He is Associate Professor of Music at Iowa State University of Science and Technology where has been Director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and led research developing 3D haptic (virtual touch) virtual reality designs for musical composition and performance. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree is from Cornell University with a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His compositions have been performed at major festivals in Athens, Basel, Grenoble, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Melbourne, New York City, Tanglewood, Toronto, Vienna, and Zürich, with media broadcasts Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Östereichischer Rundfunk, Radio Canada, WNYC, and Public Radio International.