Clarinetist Jarrett Hoffman has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, and the Barclays Center, and has appeared with ensembles including The Chappaqua Orchestra, Taconic Opera, and West Point Band.
A passionate educator, he has helped his students achieve the highest musical honors, including All-State and All-County recognition and top scores in auditions for NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association). He designs a curriculum based on the learning style of each individual, and is comfortable working with students in a variety of genres, such as classical, contemporary, pop, jazz, and klezmer.
As a performer, his fellowships have included summers spent at Round Top Festival Institute, the Banff Centre, and Atlantic Music Festival. In 2017 he worked as a guest artist to help raise funds for the humanitarian nonprofit Uganda Village Project.
He received a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, studying with New York Philharmonic principal clarinet Anthony McGill. He earned both a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College & Conservatory, studying with renowned pedagogue Richard Hawkins.
Another side of his interest in music is writing. His interviews with fellow musicians can be read in ClevelandClassical.com and Early Music America.