C. “Ted” Hoffman, III
C. “Ted” Hoffman, III, a native of New
Orleans, Louisiana, is Assistant Professor of Music and Head of
Music Education at the University of Montevallo. Dr. Hoffman holds
a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
where he was an Edgren Fellow and also served as Supervisor of Field
Experiences. Hoffman earned the
Master of Education
degree in Music from Auburn University while simultaneously
completing level 1A and 1B certifications in music technology
through the Technology Institute for Music Educators. As a Ronald
E. McNair Scholar
University of Southern Mississippi, he received dual bachelor’s
degrees in music performance and music education, magna cum laude.
Dr. Hoffman has worked with students
at every level,
pre-kindergarten through college.
As a P-12 music educator, Hoffman directed a variety of instrumental
and choral ensembles while
general music and secondary fine arts courses in rural, urban, and
suburban settings. He maintains an active schedule as a festival
adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor, and consultant for
elementary and secondary school music programs.
Dr. Hoffman’s advocacy and research agendas focus on
assessing individuals in large ensembles, student recruiting and
retention, small school music programs, and the inclusion of
students with special needs in music classes. He holds membership
in the International Society for Music Education, MENC: The National
Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, the
College Music Society, the Alabama Music Educators Association, and
serves as faculty advisor to the Montevallo chapter of CMENC.