MTD Faculty

Rick Hoffenberg, D.M.A.

MTD Department Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Choral Conducting, Director of Choral Activities
(570) 348-6268 ext. 2537
SLV Room 206
  • D.M.A., Yale University
  • M.M.A., Yale University
  • M.M., Westminster Choir College
  • A.B., Princeton University

In 2007, Rick Hoffenberg joined the faculty of Marywood University, where he is currently Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, and Co-Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. He is also Music Director of the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, based in Kingston, PA. Prior to 2007, he held positions at the University of Northern Iowa, where he directed three choirs and taught courses in conducting and repertoire, and Williams College, where he was Visiting Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. In 2005, he completed his doctoral residency at Yale University, where he served as Principal Assistant Conductor of Yale Camerata and Assistant Conductor of Simon Carrington’s Schola Cantorum. Dr. Hoffenberg has spent the past 17 summers at Chautauqua Opera, where he is a pianist, coach, and assistant conductor on the music staff. He has also worked in various capacities for New York City Opera, BMG Classics/RCA Victor Red Seal, Columbia Artists Management, the Milken Archive, and Spoleto Festival USA. As a pianist, he has performed at Orchestra Hall in Chicago; the Music Institute of Chicago; Rockefeller Chapel in New York City; and Richardson Auditorium, Taplin Auditorium, and Bristol Chapel, all in Princeton, New Jersey. He was the state winner, division winner, and national finalist in the 1994 MTNA Wurlitzer Piano Competition. He holds degrees from Princeton University, Yale University, and Westminster Choir College of Rider University.