Member Profile: Christopher Hopkins
Christopher Hopkins' creative scholarship integrates electroacoustic music composition, computer modeling of creative processes, dialectics among historical musical styles, and performance of Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba. His supporting research includes sound synthesis control with touch-enabled (haptic) 3-D virtual environments, algorithmic musical logic based on historical models, and analysis of chord-color symmetry. Hopkins is 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 research faculty with Ames National Laboratory. Earlier, he taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and Syracuse University. His educational background includes a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cornell University, studying with Karel Husa (composition) and John Hsu (performance), and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with with Donald Erb and Eugene O’Brien. His compositions have been performed at major international festivals in Athens, Basel, Grenoble, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Melbourne, New York City, Tanglewood, Toronto, Vienna, and Zürich. Broadcasts include the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Östereichischer Rundfunk, Radio Canada, WNYC, and Public Radio International. For SEAMUS, he has served as Director of Conferences and hosted the 2007 national conference.