Kelly Hofman is currently Principal Horn with the Wisconsin Philharmonic, and 2nd horn with the Fox Valley Symphony and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. She is also a regular substitute with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Ms. Hofman has performed Mozart’s First Horn Concerto, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds, Strauss’ First Horn Concerto, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.
Kelly has been teaching professionally since 2001. Her students have ranged from beginning to advanced college levels, ages 7 through adult. Many of her high school students have been awarded college scholarships in music, and several of them have majored in various musical fields, including music ed, composition, and music business. Kelly attended New England Conservatory, Northwestern University, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, studying with Dick Mackey, Gail Williams, and Randy Gardner, respectively. She hopes to carry down the legacy of these great teachers to her own students.
Previously, Kelly was a member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago and a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow. Kelly Hofman has been on the summer faculty of Eastern Music Festival since 2005. Ms. Hofman is married to violist Jamie Hofman, and they have one son.