Cynthia Hopkins is a highly experienced solo, chamber and symphony musician. She has performed with the South Carolina Philharmonic and the Augusta (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra since 1998.

Hopkins also performs with The Charleston Chamber Players, The Columbia (S.C.) Flute and Harp Duo, The Magnolia Flute and Piano Duo, and The Goodwinds Quartet, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Greenville (S.C.) Symphony, the Norfolk Symphony, the Myrtle Beach Philharmonic, the Hilton Head Chamber Players, the Vista Strings Trio, and the Weinburg Jazz Quintet.

Her solo performances include Piccolo Spoleto Solo recitals from 1987-1995, 2008 and 2011, the South Carolina Philharmonic in 2001, the Long Bay Symphony orchestra guest artist recital in 1996, St. John's Lutheran Recital Series in 2008, a guest artist recital at Charleston Southern University in 2007, and the National Flute Association in 2011.

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Woodwind Methods

Study of woodwind instruments for the purpose of learning teaching and playing skills.


Literature of the Instrument

Survey of the musical literature of a particular performance area. Students (typically performance majors) channel their research and study toward their own performance specialty and survey the general body of compositions written for that medium

My teaching philosophy is a balanced one of encouragement and expectation. My job is to show a student the fire within them, and then hold their feet to it. I begin with a balanced approach of work ethic and responsibility, coupled with the researched information given in a clear and concise manner. In this studio, we balance the development of sound and technique with the knowledge of literature throughout the ages. This literature was born of beauty, but currently lives to challenge the student to the highest standards of technical clarity as well as artistic creativity and excellence.

  • Arthur Fraser Award: Most Outstanding Senior (1987)
  • Winner, SCMTA Woodwind Auditions (1986)
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
Training Under
Constance Lane and Judith Mendenhall
University of South Carolina
Jennifer Conner and Carl Hall
Independent study

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