Michael Hopkins is Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has been a guest conductor at orchestra festivals throughout the United States and has presented at many conferences on various topics in string education. He has composed and arranged over 80 published works for orchestra and is the author of The Art of String Teaching, a pedagogy resource published by GIA with a complementary YouTube channel containing 100 videos.
He has published articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, American String Teacher, String Research Journal, and the Music Educators' Journal and many more. He has served on the executive boards of the Vermont and Michigan chapters of ASTA and has served on several national ASTA committees.