Brian Hopwood, D.M.A.

Education

  • D.M.A. in Instrumental Music, Arizona State University
    • Dissertation: "Wind Band Repertoire: Programming Practices at Conventions of the College Band Directors National Association"
  • M.M.E., University of Colorado
  • Dip.FA. in Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Conducting and Literature, University of Calgary
  • B.M.E., Oral Roberts University

Selected Publications

  • Article:  'Band Repertoire' Palen Music Notes – an e-publication for band/orchestra directors in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, February 2007
  • Article: 'Artistic Music for Young Band' Palen Music Notes – an e-publication for band/orchestra directors in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, February 2007

Selected Presentations

  • Presentation: CBDNA Concert Programming: Trends and Implications from 67 years of CBDNA Performances, College Band Directors National Association National Conference, Kansas City, MO, March 2017
  • Presentation: (Band Construction 101) at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference, February 2010
  • Presentation: (Band Construction 101) at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, January 2010
  • Presentation: Dissertation Poster Session at the College Band Directors National Association Convention, University of Texas at Austin, February 1999

Selected Works

  • Conductor of the SBU Wind Symphony, Featured Performance at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Osage Beach, MO, January 2014
  • Conductor of the Boulder Concert Band, Featured Performance at the American School Band Directors Association National Convention, Colorado Springs, CO, July 2006
  • Guest Conductor, South Central District Concert Band, Springfield, MO
  • Guest Conductor, Southwest District Honor Band, Mt. Vernon, MO
  • Guest Conductor, South Central District Honor Band, Bolivar, MO
  • Guest Conductor, Four State Honor Band Festival, Pittsburg State, KS
  • Guest Conductor, Tennessee Wind Band Festival, Middle Tennessee State, TN
  • Guest Conductor, Fort Lewis College Honor Band, Ft. Lewis, CO

Related Experience

  • Adjudicator – Ozark Showcase of Music (Choice Music Events) in Branson, MO, 2007 – present
  • Clinician – Branson On Stage Live, Branson, MO, 2013 – present
  • Adjudicator –  Missouri State High School Activities Association, 2006 – present 
  • Principal Conductor and Music Director, Boulder Concert Band, 2000-2006
  • Director of Bands, Manitou Springs School District, 1982-2006

Professional Organizations

  • College Band Directors National Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Band Association
  • Phi Beta Mu, International Bandmasters Fraternity
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society
  • American School Band Directors Association
  • Missouri Music Educators Association
  • Missouri Bandmasters Association

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Merit Award, SBU, May 2014
  • Faculty Newcomer of the Year, SBU, 2007
  • Colorado Music Educators Hall of Fame, January 2007
  • Who’s Who in American Education
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Manitou Springs School District 14 “Spirit of the Mustang” Award for teaching excellence, 2002
  • Arizona State University School of Music “Outstanding Graduate Student in Music Education,” 1996

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Orchestra Member
  • Band Judge - Annual Bolivar Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade