BIOGRAPHY

Award-winning flutist Alison Hoffman recently graduated with her Master’s in Flute Performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, studying with New York City Opera principal flutist, Janet Arms. A native of Newark, Delaware, Alison completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware where she studied Music Education with a concentration in flute, studying with Eileen Grycky of Opera Philadelphia and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

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Alison's recent performances include the Hartt School's production of Die Fledermaus, a world premiere of June Violet Aino's Vile Heart for flute and fixed media this past winter, and a film score recording with Sound Productions LLC, based out of Windsor, Connecticut. In the spring of 2018, Alison performed Malcolm Arnold’s Flute Concerto No. 1 with the Newark Symphony Orchestra as the winner of a regional collegiate concerto competition. In 2017, Ms. Hoffman won the Murray Panitz Memorial Competition of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia and performed Olivier Messiaen’s “Le Merle Noir” on a winner's recital at the FSGP Flute Fair. Ms. Hoffman has performed in flute and piccolo masterclasses with Elizabeth Rowe, Jeffrey Khaner, Amy Porter, Katherine Hoover, Sarah Jackson, and Lois Herbine.

Alison has years of experience teaching private flute students from ages 6 to 75. She is comfortable with all ages and ability levels, ranging from first-time players to undergraduate flute majors. During her undergraduate studies as a Music Education major, she did her student teaching in elementary, middle, and high school music, primarily working with bands and specializing in woodwind sectionals. Ms. Hoffman’s full-time student teaching placements were at a high school in Bel Air, Maryland, and six elementary schools in Northern Delaware. Meanwhile, she kept a private flute studio throughout her studies in Delaware. As a graduate student at the Hartt School, Alison co-directed the Stratosphere Flute Choir and mentored undergraduate students in her flute studio. Outside of Hartt, she was also a clinician at Northwestern High School in Winsted, Connecticut, leading flute sectionals for their bands. Alison currently teaches flute and piano lessons at Beller’s Music in Manchester, Connecticut, as well as private lessons virtually, and in her home.

 

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