Michael Hoffman has worked primarily in the world of jazz, as a
writing for his own groups and, more recently, as a writer
large-ensemble jazz compositions for the New York University
Jazz Ensemble, the BMI New York Jazz Orchestra, and the
Jazz Composer's Orchestra. He has performed with such
as Richie Cole and David Amram. He has received a BA in Music
from C.W. Post College, an MA, and a Ph.D. in Composition
New York University. He has also written for dance and theater
well as for orchestra, soloists, chamber and percussion ensembles, and has been
involved as a Musical Director with the BroadHollow Theater. Currently working as a free-lance
guitarist, composer, arranger, copyist, and music lithographer, Dr. Hoffman has
served on the faculties of Kean University, Mercy
College, Sacred Heart University, Queensborough Community College, and is
currently a full-time faculty member at Bucks County Community College. Dr.
Hoffman has studied composition with Howard Rovics, Pat Castle, Jim McNeely,
Manny Albam, and Kenneth Peacock. His compositions have been performed internationally,
as well as at the conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators
and at the Texaco New York Jazz Festival, as well as other important venues,
including Merkin Concert Hall, and the Blue Note in New York City. He is
currently a member of BMI, American Music Center and the Society of Composers
Inc. Some compositions are published by C. F. Peters, Ensemble Music Publications,
and DSM Producers, but much is available directly from the composer. Dr.
Hoffman's work in musical analysis and theory has been recently published in
the scholarly journal 21st Century Music (formerly 20th Century Music).