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Dr. Rick Hoffenberg

Associate Professor


School of Visual & Perf Arts

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Courses taught:

Chamber Singers MUSC-100A
Chamber Singers MUSC-100B
Marywood University Concert Choir MUSC-102A
Marywood University Concert Choir MUSC-102B
Vocal Coaching MUSC-123A
Vocal Coaching MUSC-123B
Applied Piano MUSC-126A
Chamber Singers MUSC-200A
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. Dr. Hoffenberg has directed a dozen choral tours throughout the United States; he has also conducted high school festival concerts and workshops in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. He has spent the past 23 summers at Chautauqua Opera, where he is a pianist, coach, and assistant conductor. 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, where his conducting teachers included Andrew Megill and the late Joseph Flummerfelt.