Artistic Director of Peace Chamber Programs at the Peace Center
Miles Hoffman is the founder and violist of The American Chamber Players, the resident ensemble of the Peace Center’s new Peace Chamber Program. For 30 years The American Chamber Players have toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia. Hoffman also appears frequently in recital and as viola soloist with orchestras across the country. His radio modules, A Minute with Miles, are a daily feature of South Carolina Public Radio, and he hosts the national radio broadcasts of Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA. Since 2002 he has been Music Commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, a program with a national audience of nearly 14 million people, and his musical commentary “Coming to Terms” was a weekly favorite from 1989 to 2002 on NPR’s Performance Today. He has written articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Wilson Quarterly, and his book, The NPR Classical Music Companion: An Essential Guide for Enlightened Listening, is in its 10th printing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A distinguished teacher and clinician, and former dean of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College, Hoffman has presented countless master classes, workshops, children’s programs, and other educational programs at schools, colleges, and conservatories around the country, and he has been a featured lecturer and keynote speaker for orchestras, chamber music series, festivals, and various professional organizations and conferences. He is a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School, and in 2003 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Centenary College of Louisiana in recognition of his achievements as a performer and educator.