Alexandria Hoffman is currently in her first year as a fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She holds a master’s degree in flute performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance and Music Education from Northwestern University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Her primary teachers include Mary Kay Fink and John Thorne.
Alex has performed with the New World Symphony, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra. An accomplished piccolo player, she recently won first prize in the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Audition and Masterclass Competition (2017). Last summer, Alex performed the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra. Alex has spent summers at the National Orchestral Institute, the Peninsula Music Festival, and Centre d’Arts Orford. Other performance highlights include chamber concerts with noted jazz musicians Victor Goines and Branford Marsalis.
An active teacher, Alex holds a private studio and also teaches in several schools around the Chicago area. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, and exploring her hometown of Chicago.