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Updated: May 24

Backwards Decade (orchestra) was selected for performance by the Vine Orchestra. They will be performing and recording this six-second piece on the night of December 1, 2013. You can them on Twitter (@Vine_Orchestra ). Also see http://www.michaelmikulka.com.

 

The Monkey (clarinet, violin & piano) was selected to be part of the final 12-movement work “Zodiac: Across the Universe,” which was be premiered in China as part of The Zodiac Trio’s 10-concert November 2013 tour. PERFORMANCES: November 7th – Dalian People’s Culture Club; November 9th – Fuling Grand Theater; November 10th – Chongqing Grand Theater; November 11th – Hefei Grand Theate; November 12th – Performing Arts Center of Beijing; November 13th – Changzhou Grand Theater; November 14th – Taicang Grand Theater; November 15th – Yantai Grand Theater; November 16th – Qingdao Grand Theater; November 17th – Henan Art Center.

 

That Time of Year (SATB) and The Writing of Autumn (SATB & Piano) were selected for inclusion in the Southwest Region of the American Choral Director Association’s reading sessions for the 2014 Conference. J. W. Pepper, the official reading session supplier for the conference, says that the organization’s Repertoire and Standards Committee has chosen these compositions as “outstanding examples of choral repertoire worthy of consideration by the many choral directors present at the conference.” J. W. Pepper will create reading session booklets for use in the sessions.

 

Both of Dr. Hoffman’s unaccompanied SATB and TTBB arrangements of Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff have been published by ECS Publishing on their Fall 2013 new issue.

 

Land of Crystal Dreams (SATB) and Mi y’maleil (SATB & piano) will be performed by the Halalisa Singers, Metrowest, Massachusetts, Mary Cunningham Neumann, Conductor.Saturday, December 7th 8:00 PM, First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd., Lexington Massachusetts, Sunday December 8th 3:00 PM, First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Rd., Sudbury Massachusetts.

 

Mi y’maleil (SATB & piano) is included in the Fall/Winter 2013 repertoire of the Mansfield University Festival Singers, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, Peggy Dettwiler, Conductor.

 

Land of Crystal Dreams (SATB) will be performed by the Cantare Vocal Ensemble, Mark Adrian, Conductor, on December 13, 14 & 15, 2013, in Seattle, WA, on their program titled “In Time of Snow.” More information to come.

 

Crimson Sunset for organ solo was performed by David Bohn along with fourteen other titles, as part of the Composer’s Voice “15 Minutes of Fame” Concert Series at 12:15 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

 

Haneirot Halalu (tenor solo, SATB) – One Voice ChorusGloria: A Holiday Tapestry Woven With Threads of Enlightenment and Love” – Performance Date and Time: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – Pre-concert Conversation – 6:00 p.m. – Location: River Road Baptist Church, 8000 River Road , Richmond, VA 23229.

 

Vocalise – music by Sergei Rachmaninoff arranged in 2011 for soprano solo, SATB chorus divisi (ECS Publishing #8050), appears as the first track on the CD Sheer Grace performed by the National Lutheran Choir, David Cherwien, Conductor. Release date: June 28, 2013.

 

Crimson Sunset for organ solo was chosen for performance by David Bohn along with fourteen other chosen titles, as part of the Composer’s Voice “15 Minutes of Fame” Concert Series at 12:15 PM on June 12, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.

 

Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:45 PM, Temple Israel of Natick, 45 Hartford St, Natick, MA, Dr. Hoffman conducted the Temple Israel of Natick Singers in a service/concert titled “The Legacy of TI.” The program included a number of his unaccompanied SATB compositions including A Prayer for Peace, Grant Us Peace and A Prayer for the World.

 

Variant on “Battle Cry of Freedom for wind quintet was performed by the West Point Wind Quintet, along with fourteen other chosen titles, as part of the Composer’s Voice “15 Minutes of Fame” Concert Series on April 14, 2013, in West Point Jewish Chapel. A link to this performance appears below. The performance occurs at the following time index: 9:03-9:47.

 

newbandmusic.com has chosen Dr. Hoffman’s piece Selections from “The Song of Songs” for male voice and symphonic wind ensemble as a part of their 2013 call for scores.

 

Coreen Duffy programmed Dr. Hoffman’s setting of Yih’yu l’ratson (May the words of my mouth) (SATB) at a Jewish choral music interest session in Dallas at the National American Choral Director’s Association convention. It was performed by the Lake Junaluska Singers on Saturday March 16, 2013. Click here to see a couple of pages from the program combined into one jpg.

 

Dr. Hoffman’s arrangement of Claude Debussy’s art song Beau Soir (SATB & piano) was selected for inclusion in the American Choral Director’s Association’s reading sessions for the National Conference in Dallas, TX March 14-17, 2013. J.W. Pepper was the official supplier of reading sessions for the conference and created reading session booklets for use in the sessions. Two years ago, between the thirteen reading sessions, J.W. Pepper printed over 19,000 booklets for the ACDA National convention.

 

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM, Parker Middle School Auditorium, 45 Temple Street, Reading, MA, Dr. Hoffman performed as the vocal soloist with the The Reading Civic Concert Band in his 15-minute song cycle Selections from “The Song of Songs” for male voice and symphonic wind ensemble.

 

Yih’yu l’ratson (May the words of my mouth) (SATB) – Koral Istanbul,Gülsen YAVUZKAL, director, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013 repertoire.

 

Album Leaf for Harp Solo was given its world premiere performance by Jasmin Cowin along with fourteen other chosen titles, as part of the Composer’s Voice “15 Minutes of Fame” Concert Series on January 13, 2013, in Jan Hus Church in New York City.

 

Land of Crystal Dreams (SATB) was performed by the Albany Pro Musica, Dr. David Griggs-Janower, Conductor, December 15-16, 2012, Carondelet Hospitality Center, Latham, NY. Click here to listen to their recording.

 

Land of Crystal Dreams (SATB) was performed by the Gar Lockrem Community Choir, Aaron Kapaun, Conductor, on December 7, 2012, at Augustana Lutheran Church, West St. Paul, MN, on December 8, 2012, at Hastings United Methodist Church, Hastings, MN, and on December 9, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, South St. Paul, MN.

 

Land of Crystal Dreams (SATB) was performed by the Queen Anne’s ChoraleRobert Huntington, Artistic Director, on December 1, 2012, at 7:00 pm in the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD.




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