Alexandria Hoffman is currently in her first year as a fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Her primary teachers include Mary Kay Fink and John Thorne. An accomplished piccolo player, Alex won first prize in the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Audition and Masterclass Competition (2017), and performed Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra later that summer. Alex performs regularly with the 5th Wave Collective and is a member of the Nightingale Ensemble. An active teacher, Alex holds a private studio in the Chicago area. In her free time, she enjoys running and exploring her hometown of Chicago.
Why is music important to you? Music is important because it teaches us to express in a variety of ways. It teaches us to be independent but also work as a team. It teaches us the value of hard work. It really is a life skill.