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CURRICULUM

VITAE

 

Education

  • Master of Music, Music Composition, 2014, Texas State University - San Marcos

Studied Composition under Dr. Thomas Clark and Hank Hehmsoth

Studied Electronic Composition under Richard Hall

Studied Pedagogy under Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt

  • Educator Certification - Texas - EC-12 Music, 2010

  • Technology continued education, 2009-10, Austin Community College

.NET, C++

  • Music Business continued education, 2002, Austin Community College

Studied MIDI, Synthesis, Audio Engineering, Publishing, Songwriting

  • Collaboration with Dr. John Hoffman, Director, Worship & Music, St. Austin Catholic Church, 2001 - 2017

  • Bachelor of Music, Music Studies – Performance Certificate in Trombone, 1999, The University of Texas at Austin

Studied Trombone under Donald Knaub

Studied Voice under Leonard Johnson

Studied Pedagogy under Dr. Robert Duke

Studied Orchestration and Arranging under Glenn Richter

Studied Jazz/Studio Arranging under Jeff Hellmer

 

 

 

Compositions


Film/TV/Video Game Scores and Audio Design:

  • RPG Interactive Soundscape (2020, working title) - an interactive audio soundscape for tabletop RPGs

  • “Raiders-like” (2020) - music for the podcast, Let’s Get Two

  • “Once Upon a DECATS…” (2018) - informational video song and narration

  • A Chance of Snow (2018) - feature film score

  • Sausage Tong Simulator (2017) - video game sound design and score

  • Annual Appeal Video (2017) - background for St. Louis Catholic School video

  • Curse of the Fur Beast (2017) - independent short film score

  • Devil’s Gun (2017) - independent short film score

  • “Classic Football Battle” (2016) - song for independent film

  • Annual Appeal Video (2016) - background for St. Louis Catholic School video

  • “Godfatherish” (2015) - song for independent film

  • Flag Day (2015) - independent short film score

  • Android Runner (2015) - video game

  • Pagoda Strike (2014) - video game

  • Strike Team A (2014-15, post-production) - independent feature film score

  • Dear Boss Ripper (2012) - independent short film score

  • CJB the Series (2010) – internet TV series

  • Copa website (2007) – intro music

  • CTQ (2004) – internet TV series

  • On Deck (2004) – documentary - temp tracks

  • You Still Believe in Dinosaurs? (2003) – independent feature film score

  • Arms of God (2002) – independent short film score

  • The Big Pitch (2002) – independent short film score

  • Jim & John (1998) – independent short film score
     

Chamber/Chorus

  • Ephphatha (2019) - children’s choir and piano

  • World of Praise (2018) - children’s choir and piano

  • From Austin’s Oak (2018) - brass quartet

  • Fest Song (2018) - wind ensemble

  • Cougars! (2017) - wind ensemble

  • Get on the Boat (2017) - children’s choir and piano

  • Light of Christ (2017) - children’s chorus and wind ensemble

  • Angelic Christmas Proclamation (2016) - children’s choir and piano

  • Gotta Pick Myself Up Off the Ground (2016) - children’s choir and piano

  • Psalm settings (2014-present) - cantor, organ

  • The Song Within Our Hearts (2015) - SSA chorus and piano

  • Walk With Me, Lord! (2015) - unison (in canon) and piano

  • Christ Within (2014) - 2-part chorus

  • Look to the Son (2014) - unison children’s choir and piano

  • Pulsum (2014) - trombone quartet

  • Imagine Good: Japanese Folk Song Suite (2013) - wind ensemble

  • Kyrie (2013) - SATB

  • Today is the Tomorrow We Were Promised (2013) - 2-part chorus

  • When the Dust Settles (2013) – trombone octet

  • EARP (2012) – string quartet

  • Ubi Caritas (2012) - SATB and piano

  • Ad Festivum (2009) – brass ensemble, percussion

  • Unexpected Tryst (2008) – 3 trombones

  • Theopneustic (2006) – trombone and organ

  • Miserere Dominum (2005) – SATB and organ

  • Paths (2004) – 2 trumpets, 2 trombones

  • Cat Food (2004) – guitar, flute, drum

  • Veni Creator Spiritus (2003) - 4 trombones

  • O Spirit All Embracing (2003) – 4 trombones

  • Refuge from the Rain (2001) – chamber wind orchestra

  • Blue C of Confusion (1999) – 6 trombones

 

Electronic

  • Ambient Images #1 (2014) - pre-recorded electronics, images, and cello

  • Celestial Hierarchy (2013-14) – children’s choir, trombone, laptop

  • Malapropism (2009)

  • VHG trailer (2006)

  • Austin, Austin Nights (2002)

  • Spinning pt. 1 – 3 (2002)

  • Hello (2002)

  • Castor & Pollux (2001)

 

Jazz

  • Troubadour Blues (2010)

  • Lovin’ You (2010)

  • EARP (2010)

  • What Was, What Is, What Will Be (2010)

  • Get It Goin’ On (1999)

  • Looking...? (1999)

 

 

Performance

  • Trombone, Baritone, Alphorn, Vocals - Alpine Express Duo - July 2018

  • Michael Hoffer and the Austin Attitude (jazz and world music) - trombone, vocals, trumpet, accordion, tuba - 2012 - present

  • Trombone - Various wedding bands - 2012 - present

  • Wedding/Funeral Cantor – St. Austin Catholic Church – 2009 - present

  • Countertenor - St. Louis Catholic Church Compline Choir - 2014-2016

  • Trombone and Tenor (voice) performance; Wind Ensemble Conductor - Graduate Composition Concert - Texas State University - Summer 2014

  • Trombone performance - Composition Competition Concert - Texas State University - Spring 2014

  • Trombone performance - Mysterium Concert - Texas State University - Spring 2014 

  • Laptop performance - Mysterium Concert - Texas State University - Spring 2013

  • Trombone and Vocal performance at the Santa Susanna Church in Rome, Italy - 2008

  • Tenor (voice) at High Mass, St. Peter's Basilica, and at the papal audience of Pope Benedict XIII – 2008

  • Mid-Texas Symphony - trombone, 2008 - 2009

  • Calling Jack Burton – keyboardist, instrumentalist, vocalist, 2006 - 2012

  • Duck Soup – trombonist, vocalist, 2005 - 2010

  • Conspirare – tenor, 2003

  • St. Austin Catholic Church Choir & Schola Cantorum - chorister, cantor, and soloist, 2000 - present

  • Lead Trombone - DisneyLand All-American College Band, 1997

 

Awards

  • 1st Place, Pulsum (2014), Texas State University Composition Competition

  • Best Short Story, “Notch,” 2014, Will Taylor’s Stories Attached Challenge, Vol. 1

  • 1st Place, “Irish Flautist,” 2013, Austin Symphony’s “Superhero Art Contest”

 

 

Teaching Experience

  • Pre-K through 8th grade Music Teacher, St. Louis Catholic School – 2010 – present

  • Band and Choir Director, St. Louis Catholic School – 2010 – Present

  • Student Rock Band/Strings/Group Piano Coach, St. Louis Catholic School – 2010 – present

  • Developed curricula and taught RPG Maker, Origami, Digital Image Editing, Comics, Rock Band, Computer Audio, Building Instruments, Perspectives, Songwriting, and News courses, and acted as supervisor/emcee of final day ceremonies - Austin DEEP (Diocesan Educational Enrichment Program)/DECATS (DeBusk Enrichment Center for Academically Talented Scholars) Austin - 2011 - present

  • Private Lesson Instructor, independent contractor – 1999 - present

  • Adult vocal coach - St. Austin Catholic Church Singing School - 2013

  • 2nd through 8th grade Assistant Music Teacher, St. Austin Catholic School - 2010

  • Private Instructor, Jeff Ryder Drum Shop (2006 – 2016) – voice, piano, trombone, guitar, computer music

  • Developed vocal instruction method book, “Vocal Instruction by Michael Hoffer: Finding Your Voice”

  • Austin Chamber Music Center ensemble coach – 2005 - 2009

  • Choir director/keyboardist, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manor, TX - 2007

  • Private Lesson Instructor, Round Rock ISD – 1999-2000 – low brass, voice

 

 

Arrangements

  • Let’s Get Two, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (2019) - 2nd Line jazz arrangement for a podcast

  • Oliver Rajamani, “Araro,” (2019) - chamber orchestra arrangement

  • St. Austin Catholic Church’s Feast of St. Austin Mass (2018) - brass quartet arrangements

  • Oliver Rajamani, “Goli Soda,” (2018) - chamber orchestra arrangement

  • Oliver Rajamani, “Vasi, Gypsy, Vasi,” “Dil Kya Kare Jab Kisi Se,” “Frumueste al Meu,” (2017)- chamber orchestra arrangements

  • Saint Louis Catholic School band arrangements (2016 - present)

  • Oliver Rajamani, “Rasiya,” “Lamouni,” “Moon River,”(2016) - chamber orchestra arrangements

  • Oliver Rajamani, “Dholake”(2015) - string quartet arrangement

  • Khabele School Music Program (2014) - full rock band arrangements

  • Oliver Rajamani, “Habibi Lover,” “I Can See,” “Shadows of Light,” “Divana,” “Texas Vango”(2013), strings, trumpet, accordion, harp, guitar arrangements

  • Oliver Rajamani, "Slow Down My Beating Heart,” “Walk to the Moon,” “When Illusions Fall" (2011), string, piano, and choral arrangements

  • Mitchell Landers “Dancin' as the Record Spins,” “Relax a Minute” (2011) – trumpet, saxophone arrangements

  • Tyler Keyes (2011) – trumpet, trombone, tuba arrangements

  • Scarlett and the Jalapenos, (2009-10), full band arrangements

  • Karla Manzur, unreleased, (2009), horn arrangements

  • Chrysta Bell, (2009), full band arrangements

  • What Made Milwaukee Famous, "What Doesn't Kill Us" (2008), horn arrangements

  • Future Clouds and Radar, (2007), string arrangements (performed at SXSW and on KUT)

  • Blues Traveler , "Cover Yourself" (2007), horn arrangements

  • Oliver Rajamani, "40 Days and 40 Nights" (2007), string arrangements
    'The Hill Country Strings are used effectively on the lengthy, raga-like "The Little Black Fish."' - JAY TRACHTENBERG, Austin Chronicle

  • Nakia and his Southern Cousins, (2007) horn arrangements

  • Delicious Bass, (2006 - 2007) horn and full band charts

  • Terry Cavanagh and Alpine Express, (2002 - 2007), band arrangements

  • Assault & Flattery, (2000 - 2001), full band arrangements

  • Siringo Pass, (2000), horn arrangements

  • U.T. Jazz Orchestra, "On the Street Where You Live" (1999), full jazz ensemble arrangement, performed at the 20th Anniversary Gala of the Bass Concert Hall

  • MPC, (1999), horn arrangements​​​​

 

Acting / V.O.

  • “Larisa Muisov” by Lucius Shepard (2011), narrator for Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast

  • Friday Night Lights “Blinders” (2007), uncredited extra

  • Chickenfüt (2007), Piano Player

  • Clear the Queue, Internet TV series (2005), Riley Miles, voice of SPOIK, composer

  • ADV Films, "Petite Princess Yucie" (2002), Kobold, additional voices

  • ADV Films, "Gun Crazy -Vol. 2: Beyond the Law" (2002), additional voices

 

 

 

 

Organizations

  • TPSMEA

  • Society of Composers, Inc.

  • ASCAP

  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

  • American Composers Forum

 

 

Software Skills

  • Expert in Finale, Reason, Cubase, Audacity, LMMS, Ableton Live, Inkscape

  • Advanced Skills in Pro Tools, Windows 7, Mac OSX, Game Maker, RPG Maker VX Ace, Tynker, Scratch, Wwise, FMOD, Logic, GarageBand, Flash, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Power Teacher, HTML5, CDex, Scratch, Tynker, Python

  • Experienced in C++, .NET, PASCAL, BASIC

 

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