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Professional Experience

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Editor (Editions Listed from Most Recent to Oldest)

Senior Editor, E. C. Schirmer Company and Galaxy Music Corporation, divisions of ECS Publishing Group, 1998-2021. Editor for thousands of compositions written by internationally renowned composers (such as the late George Perle and the late Daniel Pinkham, and best-selling composers such as  Stephen Chatman) in genres ranging from full operas to solo pieces with a heavy emphasis on choral works.

Editor of Scrapbookers by Leanna Kirchoff which one first place in the Vocal/Piano category in the 2019–2020 Paul Revere Awards from the Music Publishers Association.

Freelance engraving editor of The Call and When in our music God is glorified by Mack Wilberg (conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) for Oxford University Press.

Editor of Foursquare Cathedral by Matt Boehler published by ECS Publishing Group, co-winner of the Third Place Prize for Piano-Vocal Notesetting (along with Matt Boehler) in the 2019 Paul Revere Awards for graphic excellence given by the Music Publishers Association.

Editor for the 75th anniversary edition of Randall Thompson's Alleluia.

The Daedalus Quartet thanked Dr. Hoffman in the liner notes of the CD George Perle: String Quartets released in 2013. He prepared the sheet music for much of the music on this recording.

Editor of Freedom Song by Robert Kyr, and The Digital Wonder Watch by David Evan Thomas, two of the three winners of the Second Prize in the Choral Music Notesetting category in the 2012 Paul Revere Awards for graphic excellence given by the Music Publishers Association.

In the preface to Carl B. Schmidt's book The Story of Randall Thompson's Alleluia Revisited (ECS Publishing Group, 2010), Mr. Schmidt expressed his gratitude to Dr. Hoffman for the work he did in engraving and editing the musical examples for the book.

Editor of Gabriel's Daughter, published by ECS Publishing Group, winner of the Second Prize in the Folio (Vocal Scores) category in the 2010 Paul Revere Awards for graphic excellence given by the Music Publishers Association.

Editor of Opera Aria Anthology - Volume IV (Baritone), published by ECS Publishing Group, winner of the First Prize in the Folio (Vocal Scores) category in the 2004 Paul Revere Awards for graphic excellence given by the Music Publishers Association.

Editor of Shakespeare Madrigals by the late Gregg Smith, published by ECS Publishing Group, winner of the First Prize in the Choral Octavo category from in the 2001 Paul Revere Awards for graphic excellence given by the Music Publishers Association.

Chief Editor, Scores International (now defunct), Boston, 1990-1998. Engraving editor for thousands of concert music pieces for numerous major publishers (including Alfred, Augsburg Fortress, Beckenhorst Press, Concordia Publishing House,ECS Publishing, European American Music, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay Publications, Neil A. Kjos, Theodore Presser, Universal Edition and Warner Brothers), and renowned composers (including Mario Davidovsky, the late Andrew Imbrie,the late Lorin Maazel, the late George Perle, the late Gunther Schuller, the late Harold Shapero, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Yehudi Wyner and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich).

In the preface to Gunther Schuller's book The Compleat Conductor (Oxford University Press, 1997), Mr. Schuller expressed his gratitude to Dr. Hoffman for the work he and Scores International did in editing the musical examples for the book. In the Acknowledgements section of The Szymanowski Collection (Universal Edition, 1997), editor David Mattingly thanked Dr. Hoffman for having "...provided inventively elegant notational solutions." Dr. Hoffman was also the engraving editor for many well-known popular music selections including Unforgettable: The Duet, Selections from "Home Alone," and Selections from "Batman Returns." While Chief Editor at Scores International, a number of the publications he edited won first and second place Paul Revere Awards for graphic excellence from the Music Publishers Association.

Conductor, Baritone and Lecturer (Engagements Listed from Most Recent to Oldest)

Guest lecturer - April 23, 2018 - Tufts University School of Music - Medford, Massachusetts.

Founding Music Director- The Temple Israel of Natick Singers, Natick, Massachusetts, 2012-2015.

Conductor, baritone - Congregation B'nai Torah High Holiday Choir, Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1997-2003, 2005-2007.

Guest conductor, Zachor Choral Ensemble - Spring 1996-97 - Faneuil Hall, Boston - community-wide Holocaust memorial services.

Conductor - Temple Israel High Holiday Choir, Swampscott, Massachusetts - 1988-96.

Baritone soloist - Metropolitan Wind Symphony - world premiere performance, November 10, 1996 - Kumee Lach, the first of three songs from Dr. Hoffman's piece Selections From "The Song of Songs" - Tsai Performance Center, Boston University.

Guest lecturer - October 12, 2001 - Longy School of Music - Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Guest lecturer - July 8, 1996 - Boston University Tanglewood Institute - Lenox, Massachusetts.
 

Audio Producer

Producer - Fall 2003 New Issue Demo CD - ECS Publishing, Boston, with the Philovox Ensemble, Jennifer Lester, director.