Mr. Hooper is a graduate of Young Harris College, Shorter University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, and the University of Georgia with a Masters in Music Education. He has done doctoral studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Georgia, Athens. He served as choral director at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Georgia where he directed the musicals Showboat and Oklahoma. Mr. Hooper has performed around the United States with a gospel music group where he sang and served as accompanist for the group. He served for 11 years at Young Harris College where he taught voice and piano as well as directed the Vocal Ensemble. Mr. Hooper served as Minister of Music for 29 years at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Georgia where he developed the children’s choir program and an active Student Choir with performances across the USA, the Berliner Dome, Salzburg Dome, Notre
Dame Cathedral, St. Anne’s Church in Israel, as well as performances in New York City including St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He came to serve as an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Young Harris College in 2011 and continues to teach there. Mr. Hooper presently serves as Minister of Music at Truett Memorial Baptist Church in Hayesville, North Carolina, teaches voice and piano at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, Georgia, and serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Truett-MConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia. His students have placed at National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions and his high school students have been accepted at Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, Rollins College, Orlando, Florida, University of Georgia, Athens, and many other universities across the country. Mr. Hooper is a member of The Centurymen, the Sons of Jubal,
and has performed solos in Germany, Austria, France, Israel, Czech Republic, Russia, and many other countries. He is adept at teaching voice using various styles, including classical literature, traditional sacred, gospel, pop, country, and musical theatre.