Acclaimed for his warm, captive and honest stage presence, Michael Hoffman, a native of Minnesota, is an avid performer and interpreter of art song, oratorio, opera, and choral music. In 2017, he received his Master of Music degree from CU-Boulder in Vocal Performance, and in that same school year had his Carnegie Hall debut performing Schubert’s Auf dem Strom.
Currently an Opera On the Go Artist with Central City Opera, Michael frequently performs with orchestras and ensembles throughout the state and across the country, and won the coveted Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition in 2018. He holds a successful voice studio in Lakewood, CO, and is the music director of Grace Lutheran Church in Boulder. Despite the challenges of performing and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael managed to grow his vocal studio by introducing online lessons, and he maintained weekly virtual choir rehearsals with his church choir.
Stemming from his love of teaching, in the summer of 2018 he and his wife Nadya Hill founded the Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival, a week-long festival for middle and high school vocalists and string players.
Outside the concert hall, and teaching studio, Michael loves spending time in the outdoors, woodworking, gardening, and working with dogs.
In addition to numerous song recitals, Michael’s career highlights include:
2020 Tenor Soloist in St. John's Cathedral PBS Christmas Special
2020 Page in the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra’s production of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors
2019 Tenor Soloist: Handel's Messiah at St. John’s Cathedral
2019 Cover for Spoletta in Pucinni’s Tosca with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra
2018-Present Tenor Solist and Touring Artist: Central City Opera's "Opera on the Go"
2018 Action in the Boulder Philharmonic's production of Bernstein's West Side Story
2017 Tamino in Eklund Opera’s production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
2017 Tenor Soloist for Colorado Masterworks Chorus in Handel’s Israel in Egypt
2019 Tenor Soloist in Bach’s B Minor Mass with Minnesota's "Bach Roots Festival"
2016 Carnegie Hall Debut: Schubert’s “Auf dem Strom”
2016 Alfredo in Eklund Opera’s production of Strauss's Die Fledermaus
2015 Jacey Squires in the Colorado Symphony's production of Willson's The Music Man
2015 Spoletta in Colorado Symphony's production of Puccini's Tosca
2015 Ferrando in Eklund Opera's production of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte
2016 Martin in Eklund Opera's production of Copland's The Tender Land
2015 Tenor Soloist for the Boulder Philharmonic’s production of Handel’s Messiah
2014, 2015, 2016 Tenor soloist with the Oratory Bach Ensemble, Minneapolis
At a Glance
Hoffman Music, LLC: Owner and Founder
Grace Lutheran Church (Boulder, CO ): Music Director
Central City Opera: Artist on the Go
Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival:
Founder and Director
University of Colorado: Master of Music, 2017
University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Music, 2014
Franz Schubert Institut: 2013, 2014