Patrick HOffman, trumpet
While earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Patrick spent most of his free time immersed in music, studying trumpet with Ray Sasaki. He followed his dream to make music more than a hobby by earning a Masters degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. In addition to Professor Sasaki, his teachers include Chris Jaudes, Susan Slaughter, Bernard Adelstein, and Fred Mills.
As Professor of Music at Delaware State University, Dr. Hoffman teaches Applied Trumpet and is Director of Brass Ensembles. He has appeared as a performer and clinician in Japan, China, Europe, and Mexico, and freelances in the greater Wilmington and Philadelphia areas. As a composer, Dr. Hoffman has received commissions from the USAF Brass Ensemble at Warner Robins, Georgia State University, and from the Bravo Brass of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
Prior to his appointment at DSU, he held a similar position at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Before he began teaching, Dr. Hoffman lived in Hof, Germany where he performed as a member of the Rekkenze Brass Quintet and as Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Hof Symphony. With Rekkenze, he toured Europe and the United States, and recorded the CD "Puppet Dances.”