Chair, Undergraduate Theory
As a member of the Music Theory faculty since 1964, and chair of the Undergraduate Theory department for 12 years, James Hoffmann (1929–2001) taught most of NEC’s alumni of those decades, including many current faculty. Hoffmann himself was also an NEC alumnus, class of 1951. A composer, he was cofounder of NEC’s Enchanted Circle concert series in 1977.
James Hoffmann’s family has requested that memorial donations be made to NEC’s Frances Brockman Lanier Scholarship Fund. For more information, please contact Julia Olson, Associate Director of Donor Relations, by e-mail or by phone at 617-585-1185.