Technical Sgt. Ethan Hoppe is a violinist with the Air Force Strings. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he joined The United States Air Force Band in 2021.
Prior to joining the Air Force, Sgt. Hoppe was a violin fellow with the New World Symphony, performing under the leadership of Michael Tilson Thomas. He holds degrees in violin performance from Northwestern University (B.M. ‘14) and Yale School of Music (M.M. ‘16, M.M.A. ‘18) where he studied with Almita Vamos and Ani Kavafian. As a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship award to Israel in 2016-17, he spent the year studying with Hagai Shaham and performing around the country.
Sgt. Hoppe has performed as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral player throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has performed with orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and New Haven Symphony, and his festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, Artosphere, Kneisel Hall, Spoleto Music Festival, and the Chautauqua Music Festival.