Hal H. Hopson

Hal Hopson is a full-time composer/church musician residing in Dallas, Texas. He has over 1,200 published works, which comprise almost every musical form in church music. With a special interest in congregational song, he continues to make a significant contribution to the new repertoire of hymntunes and responsorial psalm settings.

Hal's cantata, God With Us, was one of the few compositions selected by a panel at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., to be placed in a capsule during the American Bicentennial in 1976. The capsule will be opened at the Tricentennial in 2076 and will be heard again as a representative piece of American choral composition of this century.

Mr. Hopson is active as a conductor and clinician, having conducted choral festivals and workshops in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He is active in several professional organizations, having served on the national boards of The Presbyterian Association of Musicians and Choristers Guild. As a member of ASCAP, Mr. Hopson has received an annual award from that agency for many consecutive years.

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