Edward 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 at the 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 teaching elementary 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.