Gregory Miles Hoffman holds an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in music and glassblowing, and, from the North Carolina School of the Arts, a Master of Music in composition.  He was a recipient of the Semans Art Fund Grant and multiple Career Development Grants for various composition projects at NCSA, and at the Appalachian Center for Craft Gregory’s glasswork received the Bacchanal scholarship.  He was a William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellow at the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education in New York City, where he was immersed in the Institute’s approach to aesthetic education, and assisted a teaching artist mentor on school assignments.

Gregory has lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, New Orleans, Boston, and Indiana. He studied glassblowing at the New Orleans School of Glasswork, the Appalachian Center for Craft, and The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass; worked as a welder of custom furniture; built theater sets at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré; been a production assistant and extra on several films; and volunteered at a community-operated jazz radio station.  He studied viola before turning his attention to composition. 

In addition to composing acoustic, electro-acoustic, and electronic concert music, Gregory has written music for numerous contemporary dance pieces, and several of the resultant works have been performed in New York, including Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center Institute.  In both 2012 and 2017, Gregory was awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant, most recently for the development of a new electro-mechanical polyrhythmic instrument.  He also performs prepared guitar, fretless guitar, electronics, and / or other sound devices in the improvised experimental music duo CenOte.

Gregory Miles Hoffman



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