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Mark Hoffman

educator , musician

Mark Hoffman, musician, educator. Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters; member Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Association, North Carolina Music Teachers Association (past president), National Association Schools Music (vice president Region 8), Mississippi Music Teachers Association (founder, president 1954-1956), Phi Mu Alpha.

Background

Hoffman, Mark was born on January 24, 1904 in Merrill, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Martin George and Margaretha (Fritsch) Hoffman.

Education

Senior Diploma (gold medalist) Chicago Museum College, 1921. B.M. cum laude, Eastman School Music, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1953. (Hutcheson scholar) Juilliard Graduate School Music, 1929-1931.

A.M., New York University, 1934. Study and concertizing in Germany, 1932.

Career

Head piano department Kansas State College, Hays, 1924-1926, James Millikin U., Decatur, Illinois, 1926-1928. Dean music Greensboro (North Carolina) College Music, 1934-1947. Department chairman music U. Mississippi, 1947-1969, professor piano and theory, 1966-1969, professor emeritus, 1969-1975.

Concert appearances Town Hall, New York City, Kimball Hall, Chicago. With Rochester Philharmonic, New York Civic, North Carolina Symphony, Brandenburg (German) Orchestra. Staff pianist radio station World International News Service, New York City, also WOR, 1930-1934.

Appearances Duke University, University North Carolina, French Embassy, Washington. Accompanist Isaac Stern (violinist), 1948, and others.

Works

  • Contributor to Grove’s Dictionary Music and Musicians.

Membership

Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters. Member Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Association, North Carolina Music Teachers Association (past president), National Association Schools Music (vice president Region 8), Mississippi Music Teachers Association (founder, president 1954-1956), Phi Mu Alpha.

Connections

Married Elaine Marie Faulkner, May 31, 1925. Children: Margaret Elaine (Mistress Isaac A. Scott, Junior.

father:
Martin George Hoffman

mother:
Margaretha (Fritsch) Hoffman

spouse:
Elaine Marie Faulkner

children:
Margaret Elaine (Mistress Isaac A. Scott Hoffman

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