David Hoffman

Tenor & Voice

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  • 203 N. Wabash Ave.
  • Home Studio

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  • Over ten years teaching experience working with all ages
  • Classical, Opera, Musical Theater
  • Locations in The Loop and Northside
  • Lessons in Theory and Sight-Singing as well
  • Available for both regularly scheduled lessons or occasional coachings



Background & Experience

Tenor David Hoffman completed his doctoral student at the University of Michigan in vocal performance where he was a student of Stephen Lussman. He holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from Cleveland State University where we studied with Joann Sims and Noriko Fuji-Paukert and studied voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music with George Vassos.

He has performed in opera, oratorio and recital in Chicago, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lake Placid, Norfolk and Baltimore as well as the greater Cleveland area. He sang the role of the Seeker in the European premier of Stephen Rush's multi-media opera vidGod in Bingen, Germany. Other highlights include roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, The Girl on the Train, The Telephone, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, and Evita. Here in Chicago, he has performed with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Folks Operetta, Da Corneto Opera Company and he regularly performs with the Charleston Bar Opera Night Cabaret Group. He is a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Fourth Presbyterian Church Morning Choir on Michigan Avenue.

In addition to performing, Dr. Hoffman is an avid teacher. Currently, he is on the faculties of the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Beverly Arts Center and teaches privately in Oak Park and the Loop. He has taught on the faculties of Hiram College and Cuyahoga Community College, the Beck Center for the Arts and was a graduate instructor at the University of Michigan.