Sloan Hoffmann


Sloan Hoffmann

A self-defined career music student, Sloan Hoffmann first attended the New England Conservatory of Music in 1993. After a year of study, she left to attend Tufts University where she earned an English degree with an emphasis in non-fiction writing. While at Tufts she reveled in music making as a founding member of the Tufts University Honors Brass Quintet. Upon graduation Sloan left music to explore the mountains of the western United States and to dabble in non-profit grant writing among other assorted writing-based careers. In 2001 she had the honor of beginning her BM in Horn Performance at The University of Denver, Lamont School of Music where she achieved accolades for her solo and chamber performances as well as her research endeavors.

In 2006 Sloan finished her MM in Horn Performance at the Eastman School of Music where she focused on musicology, performing arts wellness and on musicians afflicted with learning disabilities. Now in her first semester as a DMA student at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, Sloan continues to research music topics, focusing on the culture of the music conservatory and the state of classical music in the United States. She works a freelance horn player in Los Angeles and writes for a variety of online journals.

Articles by Sloan Hoffmann:

Do As I Say: Music Conservatory Culture and its Contribution to Discontentment Among Professional Orchestral Musicians
March 19, 2019