Alexandria Hoffman is entering her second season as a fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Alex has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra. In 2019, Alex appeared with Yo-Yo Ma during his Bach Project in Chicago, where she performed on a flute made out of a rifle — created by Pedro Reyes as part of his “Palas for Pistolas” project. She also appeared as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma on Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 on Chicago’s Riverwalk. An accomplished piccolo player, Alex previously won first prize in the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Audition and Masterclass Competition. In 2017, she made her solo piccolo debut with the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, WI. Alex performs regularly as a member of the Nightingale Ensemble, a contemporary chamber group that plays lesser-known works by major composers. Other chamber performance highlights include concerts with noted jazz musicians Victor Goines and Branford Marsalis. Alex holds a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor Degree in Flute Performance and Music Education from Northwestern University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a Presser Scholar. Her primary teachers include Mary Kay Fink, John Thorne, and Lauren Moldenhauer. An active teacher, Alex holds a private studio and teaches in several schools in the Chicago area. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, and exploring her hometown of Chicago.
Alexandria Hoffman’s Civic Fellowships is sponsored by The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association.